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I have came across the WordPress logout error several times but I really never figured out the cause of it. In earlier days, it was generally that I was missing a nonce but now even with logout link generated by wp_logout_url();, I am greeted with the WP die screen:

You are attempting to log out of SITE
Do you really want to log out?

What causes this to trigger at the first place?

Edit: Like I mentioned it was happening randomly, I think I figured out something. IT works fine with link generated by wp_logout_url(); but as soon as I use a $redirect parameter in wp_logout_url( $redirect );, I start facing the issue.

Any light on the matter?

  • I'm having the exact same problem. Did you ever figure this out? – emersonthis May 29 '12 at 21:09
  • @Emerson Nope! And didn't ran into again. I mean didn't have to use it after that. – Ashfame May 30 '12 at 6:38
  • have you set an exit() after the redirect? – kaiser Jun 19 '12 at 0:15
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    @kaiser I wasn't manually redirecting here. Just letting the function know that it should redirect. I guess the function would be doing / is supposed to exit() after redirecting, but I didn't check the source when I had this issue. – Ashfame Jun 19 '12 at 11:40
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This message is raised by wp_nonce_ays() which is called by check_admin_referer().

Your browser has probably not sent a referer header, so WordPress could not validate the nonce. This may be a problem in your browser settings or your network connection.

  • So its totally a hiccup and nothing else? – Ashfame Jul 3 '12 at 5:19
  • Impossible to tell for sure without seeing it. But it seems to be random … you may sit behind a proxy that changes your request headers. – fuxia Jul 3 '12 at 5:22

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