I have two wordpress installations: a single one and a multisite with subdirectories. On both my users can logout with the url:

[URL to]/wp-login.php?action=logout&redirect_to=%2Fmydir%2F&_wpnonce=[some_code]

This works on the single site without confirmation, but on the site within the multisite it doesn't. Here the user needs to confirm the logout.

How can I bypass the confirmation?

Thank you.


Output the logout link with wc_logout_url() and it will be nonced and have no confirmation. The confirmation is a security measure.

You could also try adding the following to your functions.php or a plugin:

// Logout without confirmation.
function wpse_bypass_logout_confirmation() {
    global $wp;

    if ( isset( $wp->query_vars['customer-logout'] ) ) {
        wp_redirect( str_replace( '&', '&', wp_logout_url( wc_get_page_permalink( 'myaccount' ) ) ) );
add_action( 'template_redirect', 'wpse_bypass_logout_confirmation' );
  • I'm not using WooCommerce. I'm using on both pages php code echo '<a href="'.wp_logout_url($referer).'">Logout</a>'; This generates on both pages this url. But on multisite installation it requires a confirmation. – pehu Sep 6 '19 at 17:33
  • That’s why I provided the add_action option – Mike Baxter Sep 7 '19 at 1:16
  • Now I know the cause, I will communicate the solution later. It is not a multisite problem. Thank you for your help. – pehu Sep 8 '19 at 11:17

The structure of the urls from my Wordpress installations is

/wpone/   # Single site installation
/wptwo/   # Multisite installation with subdirectories

and so on. Furthermore, I have a directory


on which I call via .htaccess the content of


When a user logs in, Wordpress set 3 cookies: wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_logged_in and wordpress_sec. wordpress_test_cookie and wordpress_logged_in are valid only for /wptwo/site1/ and not for /site1/. This is checked during the generation of wpnonce. When I call /site1/logout/, it is not the same as /wptwo/site1/logout/. Logout via /wptwo/site1/logout/ works without confirmation.

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