WordPress Plugin: Cookie Timeout

My wife called me to tell me that people could reach her site’s admin page (specifically her mother), and wanted me to check her site. I told her that she probably forgot to logout, and I was right. The default expiration for the login cookie is one year. I just wrote a small plugin to change that value to something more reasonable.

Version History:

  • 0.60 Compatible with WordPress 2.7. (2008-12-11)
  • 0.50 Compatible with WordPress 2.5. (2008-03-29)
  • 0.42 Fixed another redeclare error and the plugin can now be run from sub-directories. (2008-03-22)
  • 0.40 Added option to ignore the “Remember me” checkbox on the login page. (2006-06-13)
  • 0.36 Added nonce security. (2006-06-03)
  • 0.35 Fixed “Cannot redeclare wp_setcookie()” error when the plugin is activated. (2006-04-10)
  • 0.31 Compatible with WP 2.01. Simply some internal housekeeping on their part. (2006-01-31)
  • 0.30 Compatible with WP 2.0. Now respects the new “Remember me” checkbox on login (2005-12-21)
  • 0.20 Added ability to expire the cookie when the current browser session is closed (2005-06-27)
  • 0.11 Added message for the need to logoff after making changes (2005-05-23)
  • 0.10 Initial version

NOTE: If you want this plugin’s values to work on password protected posts you have to replace the wp-pass.php file in the root of your installation with the following version:

51 Replies to “WordPress Plugin: Cookie Timeout”

  1. Fantastic! I’ve been looking for this plugin for a long time now! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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