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I want to automatically login to WordPress by parsing the username and password fields as parameters into the login URL.

For example, I want to create a link as follows:

www.mysite.com/wp-admin?username=xxxx&pass=xxxxx

Theoretically, if I paste that link into my web browser,

I want to be automatically logged in without having to put data into the form fields however, this does not happen.

Is the a way to do this?

The purpose of this is to use AJAX in a web app to login.

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Using bellow code in first line of functions.php in your theme or a specific plugin.

<?php
if( isset($_GET['username']) and $_GET['pass'] ) {
    $user = get_user_by('login', $_GET['username']);

    if ( $user && wp_check_password( $_GET['pass'], $user->data->user_pass, $user->ID) ) {
        wp_set_current_user($user->ID, $user->user_login);
        wp_set_auth_cookie($user->ID);
        do_action('wp_login', $user->user_login);

        wp_redirect( admin_url() );
        exit;
    }

    wp_redirect( home_url() );
    exit;
}
?>

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