My WordPress configuration generates a new password and sends it via email whenever a user uses Forgot Password link.

How can I make WordPress send a Reset Password link instead of a new password?

I want this so that malicious visitors can't use the Forgot Password link on the site and enter someone else's email address to cause an unwanted password reset for that user.

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    The default behaviour is to receive a link to change the password. Maybe you have a plugin that's modifying it?
    – Himad
    Commented Apr 10, 2020 at 18:16

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Commentor was correct. A plugin had changed default behavior.

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