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How to Fix WordPress Keeps Logging Out Error


WordPress is the preferred Content Management System (CMS) that is utilized for creating websites. WordPress is used for designing any type of website, ranging from a simple blog to a fully-featured business website.

If you are experiencing problems with WordPress continuously logging you out, then the steps provided in this guide will help you fix the login issue you are encountering.


Main causes:

The primary cause of this issue is the browser cache. When you try to log in to your WordPress site, a browser cookie is set to authenticate your login session. If there are any errors with these cookies, then you will not be able to authenticate and it will keep logging you out.


To resolve such issues, please follow the steps below:

1) If you are frequently being logged out from your WordPress dashboard, the most common reason is a conflict in your URL settings. WordPress always authenticates logged-in users using browser cookies. If the WordPress URL and Site Address are different, then it will be unable to authenticate your credentials and you will be logged out.

Login to your WordPress dashboard and ensure that the WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) are exactly the same. You can check it from your WordPress Dashboard >> Settings >> General.

If there are any differences, that might be the cause of this error.

For instance, if one URL starts with “https://” and the other uses “http://”, or one has WWW in front and the other doesn’t, then you need to correct it. Both URLs should be exactly the same.

If you are unable to access the WordPress dashboard, you can edit the WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) in the wp-config.php file.

You can use FTP to access the server and edit the mentioned file there.




2) Clearing the browser cache and cookies is another method to resolve this issue. Most of the logout problems are related to the browser cookies that are stored in your browser. You need to clear both the browser cache and cookies to resolve this issue.


3) If the issue still persists, try deactivating the plugins on your WordPress site. You can manually deactivate all the plugins on your site using an FTP client. After logging into the FTP server, navigate to the public_html directory and then to the wp-content directory. Disable all plugins on the website. After deactivating the plugins, you will need to activate them one by one to identify the problematic plugin.


4) Ensure that your WordPress site is allowed to save cookies in your browser. In some cases, your web server may be disabled to accept cookies. When this happens, WordPress will be unable to save the cookies, which means you will be logged out repeatedly. To fix this, you need to enable ‘Allow Site to Save and Read Cookie Data’ in your web browser.


5) If the issue continues to occur even after changing all the above settings, you would need to restore the website from one of the functioning backups or contact us (your hosting provider) for recovery, and everything should be working fine then.


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