How to Disable the allow_password_reset Feature in WordPress

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Are you concerned about the security of your WordPress site? One of the features that can potentially pose a security risk is the ability for users to reset their passwords. While this feature can be convenient for users who have forgotten their passwords, it also opens up the possibility for unauthorized password resets. If you want to enhance the security of your WordPress site by disabling the "allow_password_reset" feature, this article is for you. We’ll guide you through the process of disabling this feature and ensuring that only authorized users have the ability to reset their passwords.

					function wpturbo_disable_password_reset() {
    return false;
add_filter('allow_password_reset', 'wpturbo_disable_password_reset');

The code snippet provided helps in disabling the "allow_password_reset" feature in WordPress. This feature allows users to reset their passwords through the WordPress login page.

To disable this feature, we start by creating a new function called wpturbo_disable_password_reset(). This function will be responsible for setting the value of "allow_password_reset" to false.

function wpturbo_disable_password_reset() {
    return false;

Inside this function, we simply use the return statement to indicate that we want to disable the password reset feature. By returning false, we are telling WordPress not to allow password resets.

Now that we have defined our function, we need to hook it into the "allow_password_reset" filter using the add_filter() function. This filter allows us to modify the value of "allow_password_reset" before it is used by WordPress.

add_filter('allow_password_reset', 'wpturbo_disable_password_reset');

By passing the name of our function wpturbo_disable_password_reset as the second parameter to add_filter(), we are telling WordPress to use our function to modify the value of "allow_password_reset".

Once this code is implemented in the WordPress theme’s functions.php file or in a custom plugin, the "allow_password_reset" feature will be disabled, preventing users from resetting their passwords through the WordPress login page.

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