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How To Extend the Auto Logout Period

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Are you looking for a way to extend the auto logout period? This snippet will extend the time the authentication cookie will expire to one week.

Instructions:

Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin. Note the returned value is defined in seconds.

function logged_in( $expirein ) {
   return 604800; // 1 week in seconds
}
add_filter( 'auth_cookie_expiration', 'logged_in' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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