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Simple way to generate a random string/password in PHP
function random_password( $length = 8 ) {
$chars = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789!@#$%^&*()_-=+;:,.?";
$password = substr( str_shuffle( $chars ), 0, $length );
return $password;
<?php $password = random_password(8); ?>
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