Using WordPress ‘default_password_nag_handler()’ PHP function

The default_password_nag_handler() WordPress PHP function is a deprecated function used for handling password nag notifications.


Here’s an example of how you might have used this function:

default_password_nag_handler($errors = false);


  • $errors (boolean) – Optional. This was used to handle any errors that occurred during the password nag process. Default is false.

More information

See WordPress Developer Resources: default_password_nag_handler
This function was deprecated in WordPress and its use is highly discouraged. There’s no information about its implementation version. It’s always a good practice to use updated and supported functions.


Basic Usage of the function


This code would have triggered the password nag handler.

Using the function with the optional parameter


This code would have handled any errors that occurred during the password nag process.

Using the function inside a conditional statement

if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {

In this example, the function would have been called only if the user is logged in.

Using the function inside a hook

add_action('login_head', 'default_password_nag_handler');

This would have added the password nag handler to the ‘login_head’ hook.

Using the function inside a custom function

function my_custom_function() {
add_action('login_head', 'my_custom_function');

In this example, a custom function is created that calls the default_password_nag_handler() function. This custom function is then added to the ‘login_head’ hook.

Please note that all the examples are for reference only. As default_password_nag_handler() is a deprecated function, its usage is not recommended in a live WordPress site.