Questions tagged [cookies]

An HTTP cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user's web browser while the user is browsing it.

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How to share cookies and sessions between domain and subdomain?

I have missed a lot of time by searching answer to my question. For today I have two WP installations on the one server and one DB but with different prefix. I already shared users data and meta ...
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Can't log in: “ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress.”

After a server move, I'm unable to log in to my site. I get the "ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress." error when I try submitting the ...
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Login page ERROR: Cookies are blocked due to unexpected output

I have a WordPress website that I recently discovered had this error on the login page: ERROR: Cookies are blocked due to unexpected output. For help, please see this documentation or try the ...
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Setting custom cookies in Wordpress

I am trying to set cookies to re-route returning users to my a specific page within my Wordpress site. I'd like some advice with these 2 things: Where in the Wordpress php files should cookies be ...
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Modifying the way WP sets cookies

I'm trying to create a custom plugin that will change the way that wordpress names its cookings. Specifically, I want to write my own version of wp_user_settings(). I know I probably shouldn't hack ...
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How to transition cookies from .subdomain.domain.com to .domain.com with minimal impact on users?

I need to extend the cookies of a subdomain.domain.com to all of the domain.com's subdomains (.domain.com in cookie terms). I am trying to minimize the impact of this transition. It seems that ...
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Setcookie works on admin but not front end

I have a simple function to set a cookie to the value of whatever parameter is attached. For example, if I visit http://example.com/?devsource=http://dev.example.com/ it should set the value of the ...
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why does WordPress need two cookies for auth/login

I can see two cookies: auth and login cookies in wordpress. Why do we need two? I think one is enough.
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Extending auth_cookie_expiration based on user role

I'm trying to extend the lifespan of the authentication cookie, but only for administrators. My code in functions.php is: add_filter( 'auth_cookie_expiration', 'change_admin_cookie_logout' ); ...
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Serving wp-includes (front-end) javascript from a different domain?

The WordPress Codex points to an extremely simple way to change the URL of the wp-content directory, which is, adding this in wp-config.php: define( 'WP_CONTENT_URL', 'http://example.com/wp-content');...
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Removing username from the 'wordpress_logged_in' cookie

I am working with a client with some strict security measures. After undergoing security review, we were notified that the user name stored in the logged in cookie, e.g. wordpress_logged_in[username]|...
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Passing current cookies in wp_remote_get to get Draft Post Preview

I want pass current user cookies in wp_remote_get function to get a Draft Post Preview page content. I check already the questions: What URL do you pass to wp_remote_get to load the body of the ...
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How to change cookie name

Im trying to figure out how can I change names to cookies that wordpress is setting for example on login. wordpress_test_cookie = sitename_test_cookie or/ and wordpress_logged_in = ...
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Get user ID after logging in

I've been asked to add a sort of safety mechanism to a site where a user can only access their profile if they have a cookie set after logging in, and they can only have a maximum of 3 cookies. I've ...
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How to set custom cookies before output

What's a surefire way to check/set cookies before the php headers are sent? Is there an action or filter that would be the best place to hook a setcookie() function?
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How does REST API cookie authentication work in WP 4.7?

Though I have logged in, I cannot create a post on frontend. WordPress always return 401 Unauthorized response. I have dumped $_COOKIE to make sure logged-in cookie was set and got something like this:...
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Setting Cookie Using a Variable from the URL

I need to hand code an affiliate link (we do not want to use an existing plugin). I do not do a lot of coding, so bear with me. It seems so simple I have a link: http://www.domain.com/?code=8765 ...
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Wordpress Redirect based on the prescence of a cookie

I have a tricky situation.... I'd like to check for a cookie. If it doesn't exist then then redirect to an internal wordpress page, and set a cookie. And then carry on browsing the site. But i get ...
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Detecting $_GET parameters from any page + Cookie

I'm trying to create a basic affiliation system plugin that for now, will do the following: If it exists, read a $_GET URL parameter in any page (for instance http://mysite.com/about/?affid=1234). If ...
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Cookie settings for session across WPML subdomains using custom AJAX login

I am trying to enable a custom login session across both English and French subdomains. -WordPress is installed only on domain.com. -There are only en.domain.com and fr.domain.com as WPML subdomains,...
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Set cookie using GET variable

I need to set a cookie based on a GET variable so my customers can get a coupon code on our site even if they move around after selecting the coupon link. I am using the code here: Gravity Help to ...
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Getting “Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser” on login page

I've got a WP installation at server-a.example.com (serverA) and I want to duplicate it on a different server which is server-b.example.com (serverB). My steps are: Copy database Copy files No need ...
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Website Loads Twice Unnecessarily

When I use tools.pingdom.com, I can see that my website is loading twice unnecessarily. The first time www.junkluggers.com is loaded, a cookie is set. Then part way through the loading process, www....
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Searching hook to set cookies before <head> and avoid “headers already sent”

I have written a plugin that sets cookies, and need to avoid the "Headers already sent" PHP error by placing the code at the very top before the head section. Themes usually place wp_head just before ...
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Manipulating cookie on specific taxonomy archive page

I have this code to set cookie when user on the taxonomy archive page called 'term-country' if (is_tax('term-country')) add_action('init', 'my_setcookie'); // my_setcookie() set the cookie on the ...
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Trying to migrate a Wordpress Multisite with Domain Mapping

I've really gotten myself into a pickle here. So I currently have a site www.company.com which has multiple wordpress installs at company.com/site1 company.com/site2 company.com/site3 (linking ...
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Creating intro page in wordpress

I am trying to create a very simple "intro" page in wordpress which will display a 5 seconds video introduction and then will redirect to the homepage automatically. I saw that there are many plugins ...
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Login redirect_to loop with reauth=1, cookie expiry set to 1 year in past

(I've resolved this - sequencing error in wp-config.php - thanks to this answer elsewhere). I've moved a site dev to production and everything is working correctly except the login form, which is ...
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Getting an ERROR: Cookies are blocked error when logging in to a site on a different domain?

I am getting the following error: ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress. When trying to login to a network site on a different ...
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Is there any reason only 1 (my) IP would be added to this table using $wpdn->insert?

I'm using a small custom plugin to create a table in the database and then add a user's IP address to the table if a certain cookie exists (this cookie is set elsewhere by clicking a term acceptance ...
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Why is PHP Cookie via plugin only set when logged in as Admin and not regular users? and other questions

At first I thought it was a browser issue, but it looks like my code only sets a cookie if the user is logged in the administrator. If you are not logged into the Administrator account then it does ...