WordPress 5.3 adds a “Show” button next to the password field on the login screen

Many web services today display a Show button next to the password fields. The purpose being to help the user ensure that the password entered is correct.

Note that a button already exists to show/hide the password in the New User, Edit User and Reset Password pages. This functionality is now available with WordPress 5.3 on the login screen.

Here’s a quick view of the behavior of the button.


For more information on this feature, check ticket #42888 on Trac and changesets [46256] and [46372].

#5-3, #dev-notes