Changing / Removing WooCommerce Password Strength Hint

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The WooCommerce account registration form provides users with a "hint" explaining how long the password should be and what characters it should include.

‚ÄčThe WC Password Strength Settings plugin seems to have a feature for removing / changing the password hint.

Alternatively, it looks like it should be possible to change the hint using the password_hint filter, like so (I haven't tested this):

add_filter('password_hint', 'change_password_hint');
function change_password_hint($hint) {
  return "My new password hint";
}
It's also be possible to hide the hint using CSS, like so:
.woocommerce-password-hint { display: none; }

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4 Comments

  1. Hello,
    It's easier to use this filter, no?
    add_filter( 'password_hint', function( $hint )
    {
    return __( 'MY OWN PASSWORD HINT' );
    } );

    got it from stackoverflow

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    • Hey, Marcio. This does essentially the same thing as the first block of code in my post – changes the password hint value by using the "password_hint" filter – but with a couple of minor differences. First it uses an anonymous function, which has various advantages / disadvantages. It saves having to define a new function, but it also means no one else can later use remove_filter to remove your filter (could be a pro or con) and the code won't work on older versions of PHP (though probably not such a big issue now that WP is pushing PHP 5.6+). The other difference is your version makes the returned string translatable. I guess which is better (either of the PHP variants or the CSS code) will depend on individual use cases. Thanks!

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  2. it works! thank you for sharing!

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  3. I've test this on a staging site and it works pretty well. Thank you.

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