If you’re updating your password or creating an account from scratch, the store will insist that you enter a strong password. This is due to a feature of the latest version of wordpress and woocommerce (the eCommerce platform that the store uses) which is designed to improve security.
When resetting a password the best practice seems to be to do the following:
1. Include at least one uppercase letter
2. Include at least one lowercase letter
3. Include at least one number
4. Include at least one non numerical character, for example - or _
5. Be at least 12 characters (the more the better)
An example password format that should work would be:
Obviously don't use this exact password, but something in that structure should work.
While I understand that some people may feel that this is excessive, it's no longer optional, and is a part of the Wordpress/Woocommerce security features. This isn't something that I have chosen to impose, it's part of the ecommerce platform that I use, and there is no way for me to change it.
Wordpress says that this is to protect your account as advances in computer power make cracking simpler passwords much easier than it used to be. I take my customers security very seriously and so, while it may be inconvenient, it's for your own protection.
Note: While there are addons to the platform that allow administrators to remove the strong security option, they themselves are a security risk
If you haven’t forgotten your password, can also change your password on the Edit Account page.