You’ve probably read it over on the blog by now - they’ve taken a step up in password security by adding a meter that gauges the strength of a user’s password as they change it.

Well now you don’t have to use to make sure your users are aware when their passwords stink - the Password Strength plugin provides the same functionality for stand-alone Wordpress 2.2+ blogs.

Password Strength is a stand-alone port of the feature written by Donncha1 and uses the same Password Strength Meter jQuery goodness, written by Phiras!

Ready? Set. Goooooo! password_strength-1.0

Note that this plugin requires Wordpress 2.2, as it relies upon the bundled jQuery Javascript library.

  1. Or is it that cat that does all the work? I never can tell… 
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