I know that password_reset hooks:

Runs after the user submits a new password during password reset 
but before the new password is actually set. 

but there is a similar hook AFTER the new password is actually set?

EDIT: It would be logical to use profile_update but I tried, and profile_update seems not get called in case of password change for a 'lost password' procedure, for example. My real problem is auto login after password reset, and the only solution found till now, was using password_reset hook calling manually a wp_set_password before executing my code, so to be sure that password gets changed and THEN my code gets executed. This is not a clean procedure, and I am wondering if there is a solution that is less 'hacky'... I searched a lot, looking at every action hook in wordpress doc, but i can't find a proper solution.

2 Answers 2


I wonder if you're looking for this one:

  * Fires after the user's password is reset.
  * @since 4.4.0
  * @param object $user     The user.
  * @param string $new_pass New user password.
  do_action( 'after_password_reset', $user, $new_pass );

It was introduced in WordPress 4.4 and lives within the reset_password() function. The after_password_reset hook fires after the wp_set_password().


Here's an untested pre 4.4 workaround idea:

 * Support for the 'after_password_reset' hook in WordPress pre 4.4
add_action( 'password_reset', function( $user, $new_pass )
    add_filter( 'pre_option_admin_email', 
        function( $pre_option, $option ) use ( $user, $new_pass )
            // Setup our 'after_password_reset' hook
            if( ! did_action(  'after_password_reset' ) )
                do_action( 'after_password_reset', $user, $new_pass );

            return $pre_option;  
        }  10, 2 );    
}, 10, 2 );

where you should now have your own custom after_password_reset hook.

Remember to backup database before testing.

  • Ah!! They noticed that, at the end! Unfortunately, i have 4.3.1 and I am not sure updating is a good idea at this point. Thank you so much! Feb 19, 2016 at 16:05
  • Hopefully you can upgrade to the latest version soon, that's always highly recommended. In the meanwhile I updated the answer with an untested idea. @SashaGrievus
    – birgire
    Feb 19, 2016 at 17:10
  • I hope to! Only, i have to wait a bit for it contains a lot of custom code and must be tested. :) Thank you for the idea. I'm going to test it asap! Feb 19, 2016 at 19:42

It seems that you have to use profile_update hook.

There is a similar question here, and here.

So this post might actually be considered duplicate.

  • That is what it would be logical but tried, and profile_update seems not get called in case of password change for a 'lost password' procedure, for example. Feb 19, 2016 at 14:04
  • 1
    Then I'm not sure. You can see the code for password reset here: adambrown.info/p/wp_hooks/hook/…
    – Steven
    Feb 19, 2016 at 14:09
  • wow! this is good! I was worried about missing something that would be done after password_reset, and that's it! Thank you very much! Feb 19, 2016 at 14:18

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