I have stuck in serious problem. I want to create a document and upload a word doc from front end after user login. Logged in user is admin. The plugin bp-doc uses WordPress default media uploader to upload file.

The plugin hits .../wp-admin/async-upload.php, but this throws an error An error occurred in the upload. Please try again later, after debuging in console I found 302 Moved Temporarily error and in response there is WordPress login form.

After doing some research I found another error, when I log in from frontend as an admin and goes back to wp-admin it logged me out and asks again to enter username and password.

I unable to go through the errors, anyone can help me what may goes wrong?

I uses the following code to login

$user_data = array();
$user_data['user_login'] = $username;
$user_data['user_password'] = $password;
$user_data['remember'] = $remember; 

$user = wp_signon( $user_data, false );

if ( is_wp_error($user) ) {

$err = "<strong>ERROR!</strong> Invalid username or password";

else {

  wp_set_current_user( $user->ID);

  global $current_user;
  $redirect_to = home_url().'/members/'.$current_user->user_login.'/profile'; 

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2 Answers 2


have you tried by setting the second argument of wp_signon() to true or blank? set false will prevent wp_signon() from setting secure cookie which is essential for accessing wp-admin if your using ssl. i have tested and $user = wp_signon( $user_data, true ); works as expected.

  • Sorry. The post is too old and currently I don't have access to that project. Thanks for clarification. Jan 12, 2017 at 19:10
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    for some reason i found this question on the top, so i answer it :) Jan 13, 2017 at 18:24
  • I'm facing this issue and none of your solution is solving it Jul 11, 2021 at 22:52
  • The answer dated 2017-01-10, WordPress core updated a lot, you might want to enable WP_DEBUB, and take a look if anything interesting int the debug.log file also you might need to post a new question with your findings. Jul 12, 2021 at 5:04

Maybe your switching from https to http after login, you can try this plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/https-redirection/ to redirect all your site to https, I used it once and also changed my site URL from http://... to https://.... in wodpress settings.

I see that you can simplify your code in these lines:

else {
  $redirect_to = home_url().'/members/'.$user->user_login.'/profile'; 

Beacuse the wp_signon function create all the sessions and fill the current user functions.

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