Discover the secret to effortless password management in WordPress! Learn how to make passwords visible and toggle visibility with the eye icon.
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Want to have a show/hide password eye icon in WordPress?
You would think this is something WordPress would have already. And it does, but only on its default login page.
So, adding one to other areas of your site requires you to find a workaround. But luckily, we have just the workaround for you here. This post shows how to easily add a password show/hide icon to your form fields to increase privacy everywhere.
So, let’s not waste time and dive right into it!
Why use a hide password icon?
Have you ever sat next to someone and you can simply feel their gaze on your screen?
You don’t want to show your password to them, so you sit there awkwardly, deciding what to do. And that’s where the ability to toggle password visibility is handy!
Simply click the eye icon, and your password is hidden from everyone!
But it doesn’t stop at security. It also helps with the following:
- Convenience. You type all the letters correctly until the last few. Now, you don’t know if you hit the correct letter. A button to reveal password dots solves this dilemma.
- User experience. People get a familiar way to enter passwords. We all know and love the password dots, so having a way to toggle them on or off helps with user experience.
- Accessibility. Some internet users have visual impairments and rely on screen readers. The hide password icon can help them understand their password's visibility state while entering it.
Security, convenience, and accessibility — yes, please!
So, let’s show you how to create one for your form in WordPress.
How to create a form with a password hide and show icon in WordPress
Luckily adding a password field reveal icon is incredibly simple!
All you need is Formidable Forms, the most advanced WordPress form builder. Formidable makes it easy to create a basic form with its drag and drop builder. And it has a passwords input field to make it even faster for you!
So, there are three simple steps:
- Download and install Formidable Forms
- Create your password form
- Publish your form
1. Download and install Formidable Forms
First, you need to grab a Pro version of the best form maker, Formidable Forms.
Plans start at $39.50/year (and you get the password field plus so much more). So grab a license, and we’ll head to your WordPress dashboard for the next step.
In your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins → Add New. In the search bar, search for Formidable Forms.
Click Install and then Activate to get it installed on your site.
Next, go to Formidable → Global Settings and click Connect an Account. You can enter the License Key you received from Formidable Forms here.
Once that’s set up, you’re ready to create your form!
2. Create your password form
In your WordPress dashboard, go to Formidable → Forms and click the Add New button in the top left.
You can choose one of Formidable’s pre-made form templates to get you started faster or choose Blank Form to create your form from scratch.
After you pick, give your form a name and click Create.
Next, you can build your form with Formidable’s drag and drop form builder. Simply choose a field, then drag it to the canvas to place it. Then you can adjust the form field settings in the left tab.
So, for a password field, choose the Password input type and drag it to the form canvas.
And that’s it! The show/hide password field icon is already displayed.
But, if you want to toggle it on or off, click the field and go to the Field Options in the left tab.
You can toggle the reveal hidden password feature using the Include a show/hide password icon.
If the box is unchecked, all saved passwords will be behind dots or asterisks in the Password box. Hit the show password icon again, and the password will be displayed. Other customization options include showing a password strength meter to help users create stronger passwords for security reasons or even requiring a strong password altogether.
But check this show/hide box, and you’ll make the password field visible with an icon.
Then we’ll get your form published on your WordPress website!
3. Publish your form
First, head to the post/page where you want to show your form.
This can be a login screen, registration screen, or another area of your website. Then, add a new WordPress block, and search for Formidable.
Add the Formidable WordPress block, and choose your form from the dropdown menu.
Your form will automatically display; you just have to click Update to save the changes!
Congratulations! 🥳️ Your form (and password field!) is live! You can now show hidden passwords or put passwords behind asterisks.
Ready to add a hide password icon to your forms?
See, revealing a password with a WordPress plugin is not so hard!
And this guide showed you how to do it in a few easy steps with Formidable Forms! But it doesn’t stop here.
Whether you want to create a WooCommerce login form with passwords or a password-protected private page on your website, you’re ready to go!
So, grab Formidable Forms and get started.