When you're logged into the WordPress admin, and your session times out, a lightbox overlay pops up requiring you to log back in.

This is causing a problem for me. If we leave a tab open overnight, I'll wake up to thousands of page hits because of the lightbox refreshing wp-admin every few minutes to see if the status has changed.

Question: Is there a way to disable the WordPress admin login lightbox?

  • Can you simply increase the login timeout? – s_ha_dum Nov 15 '13 at 15:44
  • Funny - I never thought of that. Suppose I could extend it to 6 months or something. Does it make sense to extend the timeout or to (try) and disable the lightbox login? – Pat Nov 15 '13 at 16:14
  • I have never tried to disable the lightbox so I can't say for sure but my feeling is that increasing the timeout will be easier and less error prone, assuming there are no security issues involved in doing so. – s_ha_dum Nov 15 '13 at 16:20
  • @s_ha_dum toss this suggestion into an answer and i'll mark it as done. thanks! – Pat Nov 19 '13 at 18:40

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