Does one thing: disables the “Application Passwords” feature.
Activate this plugin to completely disable the new Application Passwords functionality (added in WP version 5.6). To re-enable Application Passwords, simply deactivate the plugin.
- Lightweight – only one line of code.
- Simple to use – activate and done.
- No settings to worry about.
- Easy peasy.
Why is this useful?
Because not every website is the same. Not every website needs this feature. Also disabling application passwords helps to limit unnecessary exposure and eliminate unwanted functionality (i.e., bloat). Whatever the reason, it is your choice. That’s the beauty of WordPress. So if, for whatever reason, you decide that application passwords should be disabled, this plugin will do it with a click.
For more information about the new Application Passwords feature:
This plugin does not collect or store any user data. It does not set any cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party locations. Thus, this plugin does not affect user privacy in any way.
Disable Application Passwords is developed and maintained by Jeff Starr, 15-year WordPress developer and book author.
I develop and maintain this free plugin with love for the WordPress community. To show support, you can make a donation or purchase one of my books:
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Installing the plugin
Activate like any other plugin and done. There are no settings, works automatically.
More info on installing WP plugins.
To uninstall/remove the plugin, visit the Plugins screen, deactivate and delete the plugin. This plugin makes no changes to the WP database.
Is there an “Undo” to reverse the disable?
Yes just deactivate the plugin. When the plugin is not active, WordPress will return to its default application-password behavior.
Got a question?
Send any questions or feedback via my contact form
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