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Modifying the way WP sets cookies

I'm trying to create a custom plugin that will change the way that wordpress names its cookings. Specifically, I want to write my own version of wp_user_settings(). I know I probably shouldn't hack ...
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Setting custom cookies in Wordpress

I am trying to set cookies to re-route returning users to my a specific page within my Wordpress site. I'd like some advice with these 2 things: Where in the Wordpress php files should cookies be ...
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How to transition cookies from .subdomain.domain.com to .domain.com with minimal impact on users?

I need to extend the cookies of a subdomain.domain.com to all of the domain.com's subdomains (.domain.com in cookie terms). I am trying to minimize the impact of this transition. It seems that ...
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Setcookie works on admin but not front end

I have a simple function to set a cookie to the value of whatever parameter is attached. For example, if I visit http://example.com/?devsource=http://dev.example.com/ it should set the value of the ...
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Login page ERROR: Cookies are blocked due to unexpected output

I have a WordPress website that I recently discovered had this error on the login page: ERROR: Cookies are blocked due to unexpected output. For help, please see this documentation or try the ...
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Removing username from the 'wordpress_logged_in' cookie

I am working with a client with some strict security measures. After undergoing security review, we were notified that the user name stored in the logged in cookie, e.g. ...
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Extending auth_cookie_expiration based on user role

I'm trying to extend the lifespan of the authentication cookie, but only for administrators. My code in functions.php is: add_filter( 'auth_cookie_expiration', 'change_admin_cookie_logout' ); ...
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How to set custom cookies before output

What's a surefire way to check/set cookies before the php headers are sent? Is there an action or filter that would be the best place to hook a setcookie() function?
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WordPress Ajax Login without page reload

I'm currently developing a WordPress theme where I want the user to be able to upload images before he register or log in to the site. The initial problem was, you can't upload images to WordPress ...
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Cookie value cannot be read until I've logged into the WP admin

Once logged into the WP admin, I can refresh the front-end and see my cookie's value outputted as "hello world". If I log out of the admin, then refresh my front-end, the cookie's value is now ...