What type of hash does WordPress use for passwords?

If you look in to your WordPress database, you absolutely do not know what type of hash does WordPress use. You can find in users table passwords like this $P$BSs8sw1A8XAYtypu9qlldf0bviemIu1. As you see, this is not typical MD5 hash.

We have a word: wordpress
In MD5 hash: 1870a829d9bc69abf500eca6f00241fe
In WordPress hash: $P$BXb4SCf11vB9pPFJFbkDLzDqVq89ra/

The WordPress password hasher implements the Portable PHP password hashing framework. WordPress used MD5 in the older versions.

You can generate hashes using WordPress encryption scheme at WordPress password hasher: http://scriptserver.mainframe8.com/wordpress_password_hasher.php.

WordPress has the password encryption library located in /wp-includes/class-phpass.php. It is the Portable PHP Password hashing framework.

How to hash password by WordPress hash?

function wordpress_hash_password( $password ) {
 require_once( '/path/to/wp-includes/class-phpass.php' );
 $wp_hasher = new PasswordHash( 8, TRUE );
 $hashed_password = $wp_hasher->HashPassword( $password );
 return $hashed_password;
}

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