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I'm making a login form for my site, and I've this section:

if (is_user_logged_in()) {
    echo 'Hello, ', $user_login, '. <a href="', wp_logout_url(), '" title="Logout">Logout</a>';
} else {

And after loggin in, it returns to the page with no indication of logging in.
I suspect is_user_logged_in() isn'tw orking, but I don't know how to debug this problem.

EDIT: Whenever I do this:

global $current_user;


I always get:

ect(WP_User)#3 (7) { ["data"]=> NULL ["ID"]=> int(0) ["caps"]=> array(0) { } ["cap_key"]=> NULL ["roles"]=> array(0) { } ["allcaps"]=> array(0) { } ["filter"]=> NULL }

No matter if i"ve 'logged' in with the above form.

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Disable all caching plugins and your browser cache. Does it still happen? – toscho Jul 18 '12 at 10:49
Yeah, I tried deleting the cache. I should mention that I'm trying to implement wordpress into an existing website. So I don't really want to use any plugins or anything. – Adola Jul 18 '12 at 10:52
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There's nothing wrong with the function, it's the fact that you aren't actually being logged in!

You say you're making your own login form? Does this post to the standard wp-login.php, or do you handle the request yourself?

Does the path/domain of the form differ from WordPress? If you inspect your cookies, are any being set?

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I'm using wp_login_form() And as for path/domain, I'm not really sure. I'm using chrome, and according to the debugging profile thing, it suggests: Domain:localhost Path:/ Date:Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:14:30 GMT Size:70 – Adola Jul 18 '12 at 11:08
And for the form, it's stored in: http://localhost/newgameplus/TEST/scripts/php/testWP.php And the wordpress install is: http://localhost/newgameplus/wordpress/ – Adola Jul 18 '12 at 11:09
I think that's the issue - WordPress will set a cookie with the path /newgameplus/wordpress/, which won't be read under /newgameplus/TEST/scripts/php/testWP.php. Try define( 'COOKIEPATH', '/' ); in your wp-config.php – TheDeadMedic Jul 18 '12 at 11:53
By the way, I'd highly recommend using virtual hosts to develop on: wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/32331/… – TheDeadMedic Jul 18 '12 at 11:55

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