I have a situation where I would like to authenticate against the WP_users table from outside of WP.

Basically I have username and password fields on a static php page outside of wordpress and need to check user / pass and send back a response (yes / no).

  1. Is this possible?

  2. Any clues on how to do this?

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Yes it's possible. But I prefer not to give a beginner lesson in brute force attacks.

I recommend you take a look at wp-api it uses OAuth Authentication for remote apps. It's the way to go by all means.

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