To add a new user, click on the Add New link in the left-hand navigation menu or the Add New button at the top of the page. Once the above page is displayed, simply fill in the various fields and click the Add New User button. WordPress will automatically generate a strong password when you create a new user. Clicking the Generate password button will generate a new strong, random password if you wish to change the one that was automatically generated. The password strength indicator, shown just below the password field, must indicate at least Medium before WordPress will allow you to save the new user.
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Just a wild guess here but this post seems to indicate the following should work:. Yeah, I encountered that post last week and cogdog sent it along as well. Can you temporarily disable Wordfence and test if a password reset email works? Being inactive should be enough. Hmmm, whatever it is is definitely not obvious. I do have other plugins active on individual sites…but can plugins conflict across different sites on a network? Interesting, I would not have expected different sites to cause plugin conflicts, though maybe the main site is treated differently and logins hook into it. I suspect it is because it is on the main site because Clef was active on another individual site, but none of my testing involved that one.
I just upgraded to 5. I also just updated to wp 5. It does not open a dialog box with a new generated password as it did in the past. I just deactivated all my plug-ins, the situation remains unchanged: cannot add new user because there is no way add password auto-generated or manually. I thought I had deactivated all plug-ins to troubleshoot— but i did not.
It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. I can only generate it, but I want to set it by hand. Is that some kind of bug, or was this intentionally removed from wordpress. In some old wordpress installation that has not been updated I can still see inputs for password change. See this screenshot:. In the fairly recent past, WordPress changed how the password change works. It looks as though you can't set your own password; but in fact you still can: Click on "Generate Password," and then, when the automatically generated gobbledygook password comes up, simply edit that field to type in your desired password. The "Generate password" is what you are looking for.