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How to validate a user from ouside wordpress/php?

I'm working on an ajax application that will be embedded in a wordpress page. The ajax app exchanges data with servlets running on tomcat. Now the servlets need a way to determine if a request comes ...
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Do Cookies Need to be Sanatized Before Being Saved?

I recently wrote a plugin and now I'm backtracking a bit to sanitize any and all user input. I know that I should sanitize anything that comes from $_GET or $_POST as a user can insert malicious ...
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Clearing cookie on logout and session expiration

I would like to clear the session cookie when a user logs out or when their session expires. I understand that wp_clear_auth_cookie(); clears the cookie but I am struggling to understand how to ...
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Worpdress PHPSESSID / EU law

WordPress is installing a PHPSESSID cookie as soon as someone lands on my site. Under new EU law if its non-essential i have to block it so that a user can opt-in. But if it is essential its ok as ...
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Cookie is not marked as HttpOnly [closed]

I am trying to get my wordpress driven website to be PCI compliant and the report states that we have a failure due to: "Cookie is not marked as HttpOnly: 'wordpress_test_cookie=WP+Cookie+c heck; ...
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Place a cookie when a specific page has been viewed?

I'm trying to direct new site visitors to a custom registration page for the their first visit only. The registration collects detailed information relating to an upcoming event, it is not designed to ...
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Wordpress Redirect based on the prescence of a cookie

I have a tricky situation.... I'd like to check for a cookie. If it doesn't exist then then redirect to an internal wordpress page, and set a cookie. And then carry on browsing the site. But i get ...
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Set a cookie in WordPress, using a select form and Jquery

Hi Guys and thank you in advance for giving me some attention with this. I have this code in wordpress that I just can't get right. I have the US states in a drop-down form. When the user chooses an ...
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How to get login data (session) outside WordPress?

I guess WP uses a PHP session (or a cookie) to save login data, right? I have a website, which uses WP as a CMS, but display (and create) content from outside. I allow anonymous posts, by simply not ...
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How does Wordpress remember which editor is being used?

Hey so I am trying to determine how Wordpress remembers which editor is being used for a particular post (HTML or Visual Editor (tinyMCE)). When you write a post, and then come back, it goes to the ...
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WordPress Post Voting - Vote once per IP on entire site

I've been researching this for a few days now and found many voting plugins - unfortunately none of them do exactly what I need, so I am trying to hack some functions/scripts that I've found by ...
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Error when setting cookie

I get this error when trying to set a cookie on a WP page. Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by(...) Any help here? It worked fine when I did the php outside of ...
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Authentication from sub-folder non-wp cookie WordPress

I have a question about user authentication in my WordPress Multisite site. My site is http://www.drezzy.it that has its own user db with a login and logout system. This is a non-WP website. When you ...
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How to save a viewer specific option

A minimal example of my problem would be default background colour is white a custom sidebar widget offers to switch background colour to green when switched to green, background shall stay green ...
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Setting a redirect cookie in wordpress

I've been searching on the net for a solution to my problem all day, but I can't make sense of anything I see, since I know absolutely NOTHING about coding. What I'd like to do: I'd like to set a ...
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Detecting $_GET parameters from any page + Cookie

I'm trying to create a basic affiliation system plugin that for now, will do the following: If it exists, read a $_GET URL parameter in any page (for instance http://mysite.com/about/?affid=1234). ...
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wp-admin won't “remember me” in Chrome & Firefox

When I login to wp-admin, I tick the box to "remember me", so I don't have to login again next time. However, if I close the wp-admin tab, and reopen wp-admin in a new tab, I have to login again. ...
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wp_signon returns user but the user is not logged in because wp installed on subdomain. How to make it work?

I am using the WordPress API to get the user login. My code: <?php define('WP_USE_THEMES', false); require('wp-blog-header.php'); $creds = array(); $creds['user_login'] = 'user'; ...
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Secure wordpress_logged_in cookie

I have to make sure, that the Wordpress cookie set after successful log in, "wordpress_logged_in_[salt-sth]" is set to be available for secure connections only. It looks like that it´s a filter used ...
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Add session or cookie to remember last menu location

I have a site that is pretending to be three sites. This is done by a series of conditional statements and page templates to make it look like the user is on a different site depending on their menu ...
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Getting a person's username from a wordpress cookie

My friend has a code that will allow users to receive a special key to gain access into into the closed/open beta event for any game they select. When a person is logged in, they can click on a link ...
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My website resets when accessing the index page

So my wordpress theme and website is on a stage server, since it's under production. And this issue happens once in a while. Basically, if I log in as a user, and when I enter the index page, the ...
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Cookie in custom page template

I need to set a cookie on a custom template (page_splash) so that the splash page only shows on the first visit every 24 hours. I have tried lots of variations of code at the top of my custom template ...
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Prevent installation of style.css cookies and file caching

I'm having a problem which I have never encountered before. When I update my style.css file within my child theme, the webpage does not use the new style. I have pinpointed that to a cookie within ...
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Why is PHP Cookie via plugin only set when logged in as Admin and not regular users? and other questions

At first I thought it was a browser issue, but it looks like my code only sets a cookie if the user is logged in the administrator. If you are not logged into the Administrator account then it does ...
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Current path on page in functions.php

How can I get the current path of my page? I know how to do it inside a template file, but I need it inside functions.php. And it has to be before the send_headers hook, because I'll use this info to ...
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Caching for logged in user and Ajax update

I would want to serve the homepage with a cached version of the page for both logged in and new users. And then to use Ajax to update the content appropriately, for example if the user had already ...
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How to set different cookies for logged in admin users and logged in non admin users?

I would like to identify admin users and non-admin (but logged in) users through cookies. I need this feature because I use Hyper Cache (which uses cookies to identify those who send pages in cache): ...