I enabled password restrictions on my site. The restrictions work, but the user gets no feedback if his password doesn't meet the requirements - he just gets redirected to the registration form without any error message.

Also, if the registration succeeds, the redirected site is empty

You can try it out here.

Min-Length: 6
Min-Numbers: 1
Min-Special Chars: 1

  • Did you manually write the code for this or are you using a plugin?
    – Lodder
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 13:27
  • @Lodder, I guess he uses the core com_user options for password requirements
    – FFrewin
    Commented Dec 15, 2015 at 6:43
  • @FFrewin - Learn something new every day. I had no idea these options were available :/
    – Lodder
    Commented Dec 15, 2015 at 9:06
  • @FFrewin you guessed right, I'm using the core options. They work - but the user gets no feedback why his password wasn't accepted - like "too short" or "you need at least one number"
    – Stefan
    Commented Dec 15, 2015 at 13:48
  • Do you have system messages turned off?
    – isherwood
    Commented Dec 15, 2015 at 21:56

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I don't believe that the default Joomla template or user system has a method of alerting a user when password requirements have been met during registration.

What you can do however is create a jquery script and load it on your registration page that does this for you. Take a peek at jQuery Password Strength Verification

Install the Flexi Custom Code Module from the JED, create your jQuery script and publish it to the debug position of your template on the registration page. Shouldn't take very long at all to cobble together following the example.

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