Richard B (@rborsheim)

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    bbpress bypasses the standard profile update of WordPress with its own form. So, none of the standard plug-ins are likely to do this. The function that needs to be modified is: bbp_edit_user_handler in wp-content\plugins\bbpress\includes\common\functions.php.

    I added my own edit check (just before the caps check):

    $symbol = preg_quote('~!@#$%^&*()_+-=[]{}"|?<>.,|£’);
    if (strlen($_POST[‘pass1’])<12)
    if(!preg_match(‘/^(?=.*\d)(?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[‘ . $symbol . ‘])[0-9A-Za-z’ . $symbol . ‘]{6,16}$/’, $_POST[‘pass1’])) {

    bbp_add_error( ‘bbp_update_user_capability’, __( ‘ERROR: The password must be 6 or more characters with at least one uppercase, one lowercase, one digit and one symbol.’, ‘bbpress’ ) );

    It’s not really a check for “strong passwords” based on the WordPress meter, but it is better than nothing. I don’t really know enough about PHP/JavaScript etc. to do that. I also had the password generated modified to fit these rules, but the reality is that the generated password is already a “strong password”.

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