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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What is the purpose of having a token in cookies?

WordPress utilizes cookies for better security, and I've been trying to understand how exactly this could make a WordPress website more secure, and I found this article . There's a pretty decent ...
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How does the “authentication unique keys and salts” feature work?

I'm trying to find some information on how the authentication keys and salts work in WordPress, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find anything useful. All I got is that the keys should be random, ...
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Language switcher for subdomains

We are running a wordpress site with Greek content (political & economical analysis) and we want to set up an English site of our site. The English site will be running on its own wordpress ...
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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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jQuery cookie not working properly in wordpress

I make my own accordion menu with html + jquery its working perfectly to forth level, then i add a cookie code from net and do some extra work it also work 100% perfectly in html. My complete HTML + ...
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Cookie Domain is preventing Admin login

I just defined a Cookie Domain in my wp-config.php: define( 'COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'http://www.example.com' ); define( 'WP_HOME', 'http://www.example.com' ); define( 'WP_SITEURL', 'http://www....
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wp_set_auth_cookie() doesn't work in Ajax call

I am trying to create a Facebook JS-SDK based auto login feature. When user is "Connected" passing FbID and aother user data to an ajax function which creates the session cookie. Cookie is created (I ...
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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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Database alteration: users who voted

I have a post voting system that stores and displays the vote as an integer. When someone clicks on plus the vote increases by 1, when minus - decreases by 1 (exactly the same way as on this website). ...
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is_user_logged_in() not working after domain change

I am relatively new to Wordpress and I recently moved a WordPress website from one domain to another. I went through and fixed all the links and references that I could find. Now my website has all of ...
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Set Short Automatic Logout Time for One User

I am building sites where I secretly give authoring role capability to visitors by auto-logging them into a generic account; they never see the admin bar, and are prevented from seeing the dashboard (...
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Cookie set without HttpOnly flag

I try to add cookie information but i have no result. The tool sends me the same information. I trying to displayed the mention HttpOnly after path parameter => "Parameter : PHPSESSID=...
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Login problems on multisite installation with different domains

I have a subdomain multisite installation in site.com, with subsites such as sub1.site.com, sub2.site.com etc. I needed to transfer one of these sites to an own domain, sub1.com. So I changed the ...
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setcookie not working when defined with '/' but working if not defined

I have a very strange problem. I have this code in my functions.php. I followed the instructions and placed this code in the functions.php that was available in my theme folder in wp-content/themes/u-...
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Is it possible to transfer a WordPress session to a different browser via query string?

Assuming a user has an existing WordPress session, is it possible to take the 'wordpress_logged_in_[hash]' cookie, encode it in a query string, and resume the session in a different browser? The ...
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Why WordPress not logout after I have close my browser?

The default login cookie has expiry time as "session", so suppose when I close my browser, I need to login again when I visit wp-admin. But I've found that serveral time I've closed my browser (kill ...
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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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How set a cookie from PHP and get it without refresh

I know that when use setcookie() function it create headers, and after refresh it will be available in $_COOKIES, but i need a mechanism to set cookie in this page without redirect, but to be in the ...
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How to make use of Transient API as cookie

I want to use Transient API as cookie, but I want to know if it is the best practice,and how to make transient be unique or per user. Thanks
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How to use Cookie or Session php for one page and just a password

I'm looking for to use a cookie with wordpress 4.0 and it doesn't work.( OVH) I have read that Session or Cookie are deactivate by default inside the load.php folder. Somebody could tell me how to ...
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Error : Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser

I have a multisite WordPress installation. When I am logged in as a super admin from the main website, and go to the dashboard from the main site into another site, it asks me for login details. When ...
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Change in permalink structure made javascript cookie not work correctly

My site needs a mechanism where a user is sent to agreement page when he visits the site for the first time. Once he accepts the agreement, it is saved in cookie. He can browse any page directly after ...
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Cookie with referral URL [closed]

I want to write referral URL to cookie and use it at some point to echo that referral URL on my website. What is the best way to achieve this? Thank you
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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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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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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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setCookie before headers are sent?

I was using this code in my plugin to set a cookie if a condition was met, however after updating to Wordpress 4.0 I got the message: Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent ...
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How to Create a Cookieless Domain in Wordpress

How do you create a 'cookieless' domain for WordPress?
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Security error WP 4.0 + WP phpBB Bridge [closed]

so today I updated to 4.0 (glad I had backup). Everything was working fine until I tried to publish a post. There I got Are you sure you want to do this. Also had Cheatin' Uh under appearance->...
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How to login a user with wp_set_auth_cookie on a specific blog within a multisite environment

How can you leverage wp_set_auth_cookie to programmatically login a user on a specific blog in a multisite environment? wp_set_auth_cookie doesn't allow you to set the target blog to authenticate the ...
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My php code is not being executed

I have a wordpress page that has this code in the text editor part of a web page: This page creates a cookie and houses a etst link that is only accessible to the holder of the cookie. &nbsp; ...
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wp_logout action not working

I'm trying to remove some cookies set to control persistent login when the user specifically wants to log out of a website. I thought it would be as simple as: function remove_user_cookie() { ...
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How to set a cookie based on a page Get variable?

I am trying to set a cookie, based on a GET variable from a page. The page URL looks like: mysite.com/?my_var=somevalue I'm trying this, but can't see what I'm doing wrong.. // make 'my_var' ...
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How to set a cookie for logged in users to md5($user->ID . “my_secret”)?

For all logged in visitors of my WordPress website I would like to set 2 cookies based on their user ID - so that I can use their user IDs in WordPress-unrelated PHP scripts at the same domain. In ...
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Session Cookie security questions

I am a .NET developer but I also administer all of our corporate websites, which are all Wordpress. I inherited the sites from someone who is no longer at my company. My company recently spent a ...
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ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser

I'm getting this error while trying to log in: ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress. Yet I have cookies enabled and not blocked. ...
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Set cookie for visitor

I'm writing a new plugin that will allow visitor to vote. After a visitor rated a post, I'd like to block double voting. I think the better way to do it is using cookie, but of course I can't insert ...
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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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WordPress Ajax Login without page reload

I'm currently developing a WordPress theme where I want the user to be able to upload images before he register or log in to the site. The initial problem was, you can't upload images to WordPress ...
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One time login on 2 different Wordpress sites

Im trying to figure out how to login one time to mydomain.com and being automatically loged in to mydomain.com/blog . I have figured out how to share tables (so that the same users on my main site, ...
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My website resets when accessing the index page

So my wordpress theme and website is on a stage server, since it's under production. And this issue happens once in a while. Basically, if I log in as a user, and when I enter the index page, the ...
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Wordpress Cookies - wp_set_auth_cookie

I would like to make the login working to all of my wordpress sites. They are single installs, so no multisite plugins can help. I decided to go with the cookies. I store the users in the same ...
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How to handle cookies from a WordPress plugin on a cached page?

I'm attempting to write a plugin that can work with cookies on a WordPress site that uses page caching (why?). I've been following this tutorial on Esanctuary.net. I'm trying to write to the ...
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Prevent installation of style.css cookies and file caching

I'm having a problem which I have never encountered before. When I update my style.css file within my child theme, the webpage does not use the new style. I have pinpointed that to a cookie within ...
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WP not logging in at first time

I've been experiencing a weird "bug" in my website which I have a form in the front page to do the log in, it doesn't log, redirects me to the WP-login.php and it says the Cookies may not be active in ...
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How to share WordPress session and cookies 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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Logout user and delete cookies from the client side?

I'd like to be able to logout the user. I can do this by calling wp_logout() on the server but if the user drops connection is there a way to log them out? The wp_logout() method clears the cookies. ...
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Get wordpress stored cookies for custom login

I've created a custom login box. I'm using wp_signon() method. Everything works well. Also i have a Remember me checkbox so i can remember user credentials next time. I know i can do it my own way of ...
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Error when setting cookie

I get this error when trying to set a cookie on a WP page. Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by(...) Any help here? It worked fine when I did the php outside of ...
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Authentication from sub-folder non-wp cookie WordPress

I have a question about user authentication in my WordPress Multisite site. My site is http://www.drezzy.it that has its own user db with a login and logout system. This is a non-WP website. When you ...

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