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why does WordPress need two cookies for auth/login

I can see two cookies: auth and login cookies in wordpress. Why do we need two? I think one is enough.
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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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Passing current cookies in wp_remote_get to get Draft Post Preview

I want pass current user cookies in wp_remote_get function to get a Draft Post Preview page content. I check already the questions: What URL do you pass to wp_remote_get to load the body of the ...
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Disable saving comment details (name, e-mail) in cookie?

The European Union has introduced a directive requiring that websites obtain permission for setting all 'non-essential' cookies. In the UK (where my site is based), the appropriate detail is explained ...
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How to detect a user that is not logged in

Is there an easy way to see if a user - someone how has logged in in the past but is not currently logged in - is visiting my site? I was thinking that checking if $COOKIE[TEST_COOKIE] is set, but I ...
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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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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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Using wp_set_auth_cookie for custom user account system

I've built a custom user account system using a custom post type. I was wondering whether it is safe to use the built-in function wp_set_auth_cookie($user_id, $remember, $secure) Wordpress uses for ...
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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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Authentication/API Questions

We are trying to use S2Member to manage our WP site and memberships for a Flash program that we are launching. We'd like to use S2Member to authenticate the user when they login and remain logged in. ...
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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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WP_Http_Cookie destroys cookie value through urldecode()

Background: Working on a Widget that uses a remote API using wp_remote_post to log into the service, once logged in storing the cookies received for the second request to query data with ...
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Allow guests to save favourite pages?

We're creating a site where we want guest users to add pages to a favourites list (post IDs), so they can print or email their selection if they want. What would the best way be to do this in ...
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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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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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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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Can WordPress store comment cookies on two different computers?

It's usual that WordPress stores comment author name and email in the user's browser cookies, so next time the visitor has to comment, they have their name and email already filled in automatically. ...
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Set cookie then immediantly refresh the page

I wrote a small WordPress plugin (mobileesp-for-wordpress) that will redirect mobile users to the mobile site. It's based on mobileesp. The plugin itself works fine the problem is I added an option ...
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Making a Custom Post type only visible to non-users via a specific link

I am working on creating a small web-app with wordpress as the framework. It allows you to input a customer and in turn sends an email to the customer with a link back to the website in order to ...
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Exclude content from w3 total cache

I use w3 total cache on a site I run which also now has to display a small popup at the bottom of the page to mention that the site uses cookies (thanks EU). The idea is that this only appears the ...
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2 wordpress blogs with 1 users table and 1 login

I have been trying to achieve that and I did without the 1 login part I fallowed this post/tutorial , but no matter what I do I can not get it to login ones for both websites. My set up is ...
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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 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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Get wordpress stored cookies for custom login

I've created a custom login box. I'm using wp_signon() method. Everything works well. Also i have a Remember me checkbox so i can remember user credentials next time. I know i can do it my own way of ...
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How to detect that site is hosted on WPEngine?

Is there anyway to detect that WordPress is hosted on WPEngine? The reason why I need to know it in their approach to eliminate cookies. But my plugin relies on cookie and can't work without it. So I ...
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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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Show greetings on first time visitors?

This seems pretty straightforward using cookies in straight HTML. In wordpress, how do I do this? AFAIK, wordpress only provides cookies functions for logging/logged in users. How about when I don't ...
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ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser

I'm getting this error while trying to log in: ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress. Yet I have cookies enabled and not ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Logout user and delete cookies from the client side?

I'd like to be able to logout the user. I can do this by calling wp_logout() on the server but if the user drops connection is there a way to log them out? The wp_logout() method clears the cookies. ...
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How to setcookie if is_page('page') ? should I use add_action('init') or there is another action?

I want to setcookie if is_page('arabic') or is_page('english') then redirect to home_url() only if the page name/slug arabic or english, I think that init action happen before the code determine the ...
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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 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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Set authentication cookies to be shorter but then extend with every page load

I'm trying to get around the otherwise very insecure way of Wordpress handling authentication cookies. I mean, having the cookie expire in 2 weeks only if I build a membership site is obviously not ...
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background/font size change and remember

I want to create font size and background change buttons, which i know how to do it. The problem is with remember it, so if user will go to a different page, background and font will stay the same. ...
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Serving Cookies From A Different Domain or Sub-Domain

The WordPress Codex clearly states that if your website is served from example.com, for the sake of performance, you can have the cookies served from www.example.com by adding this to your ...
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Why is my cookie not unsetting upon logout? [closed]

if (is_user_logged_in()){ if(!isset($_COOKIE['alertuser'])){ // set cookie $timer = time()+86400; setcookie('alertuser', '1' $timer); // show alert ...
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Wordpress cookies

I am trying to set a cookie on click via setcookie('mycookie', 1, time()+60*60*24; but I can not seem to get it working . If i click the button - when I check my cookies, it is not there .
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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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Author Tracking Code!

I need help with coding this piece. Basically i want with someone click on my author page. It stored a cookie of that author name and email. I want the cookie to stay in place untill the person close ...
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WP not logging in at first time

I've been experiencing a weird "bug" in my website which I have a form in the front page to do the log in, it doesn't log, redirects me to the WP-login.php and it says the Cookies may not be active in ...
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How to share WordPress session and cookies between domain and subdomain?

I have missed a lot of time by searching answer to my question. For today I have two WP installations on the one server and one DB but with different prefix. I already shared users data and meta ...
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Login cookies set as wrong domain

I'm building a plugin that allows oauth2 logins from providers (eg google). My code is setting the wordpress_logged_in_{$hash} cookie domain as /wp-admin, for some reason, whereas using the normal ...
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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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Contact Form 7 - Show additional post content when a user enters their information

Is it possible to show a brief snippet of a post until someone submits a form using contact form 7, at which time a more detailed post is displayed automatically? Is it also possible to store a ...
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Accept or deny cookies - how to?

As far as cookies privacy policy has been change, i need to make a script which allow to accept (or not) cookies by user for this domain (website) only. Is there a way to do this for one website only. ...
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Set a cookie only in single posts

I'm trying to set a cookie when a user is on a single post. I'm keeping track of how many single posts he has read this month. I have two problems: I have a custom template and added the following ...