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I have made a series of posts and pages password protected on my website using the built-in Visibility setting. They all use the same password, so the user can view all of them after entering the password once.

The problem: I need the session to time out after an hour. I have tried using this code in my functions.php file.

add_action( 'wp', 'post_pw_sess_expire' );
    function post_pw_sess_expire() {
    if ( isset( $_COOKIE['wp-postpass_' . COOKIEHASH] ) )
    // Setting a time of 0 in setcookie() forces the cookie to expire with the session
    setcookie('wp-postpass_' . COOKIEHASH, '', 0, COOKIEPATH);

It successfully clears the cache, but I would like to extend the time rather than expiring the session immediately. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I think what you need is the setcookie() manual. –  cybmeta Jun 11 at 18:20
Thank you! I have not used setcookie() before, but I will give it a try. –  Susan Jun 11 at 18:23
WoW. Why do you say that you have not use setcookie() before if you are using setcookie()it the code you posted. –  cybmeta Jun 11 at 18:37
Fair point. That is a code snippet copied from another source. It does not appear to be working as I would like, and I am unfamiliar with the setcookie() function and how to manipulate it. Thank you for the link to the manual. Hopefully that will help! –  Susan Jun 11 at 18:53

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