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Email Password in Notification Email

  1. I have a username and password (password type) field in the form that work great. Upon registering, I'm sending an email to the person who registered. However, the password field does not appear in the dropdown to select and add to the notification email. How can I email the password in the notification?

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday May 5, 2011 | Permalink
  2. The Password field is not stored for security reasons. It is only used for user registration purposes and then immediately destroyed. So the Password data does not exist in the Entry data once the user is created.

    This is because the data would be stored in plain text in order to do this and that isn't a secure way of storing Password data. So rather than store it, we use it long enough to create the user and then we destroy the data. This is why it isn't accessible in the Notifications.

    When creating a user, they should receive the standard WordPress welcome email that contains their login information.

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday May 6, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Thanks Carl, unfortunately we are using the WP authentication, but not to actually login to the back-end. I think we're okay, though. We'll make a password field and use a text field with the advanced option to display as a password field.

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday May 6, 2011 | Permalink

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