How to Create Auto Login URLs with LoginPress (Easy Guide)

Suppose you do not wish to provide website logins/credentials to certain users or roles to maintain the website’s security, of course! What would you do?

The LoginPress Auto Login Add-on simplifies the process for you. It lets you (the administrator) generate a unique URL for users who don't want to provide the username and password to log in to your site. The users can view nothing more than the login URL to reach your website.

This knowledgebase article will show how you can generate an auto-login URL for a user.

Activate Auto Login Add-on

Note: Here, we’ve assumed that you have already upgraded to LoginPress Pro and have activated the License Key

First, go to the left of the WordPress admin dashboard and navigate to LoginPress > Add-Ons. Next, you need to find the Auto Login Add-On and Toggle On the button to activate the Auto Login add-on.

Activate Auto Login Add-on

Set Up Auto Login URLs

To set up the Auto Login addon, your will need to check the following steps.

Step 1: Create a Temporary User Name

To use auto-login magic links, you must create a username first.

For this, go to the WordPress admin dashboard and click Users >> Add New. 

Add New

A new screen with a list of already added usernames will open up. Click on Add New button at the top left corner.

Users: Add New

Next, you’ll need to fill in all the information, including

  • Username (required): Add a username.
  • Email (required): Add a valid Email address (required). 
  • First Name: Add the first name.
  • Last Name: Add the last name.
  • Website: You can even add the website of the user.
  • Password: Once you fill out the form, Generate a Password.
  • Send User Notification: This checkbox will send the new user an email about their account.
  • Role: You can create auto-login URLs for multiple users to give them access per role, including Shop manager, Customer. 
  • Add New User: Click on 

For further ado, see the screenshots below:

Add New User

Step 2: Get Started with Auto Login Add-on.

Since you’ve added the new user, you’re ready for a step-by-step walk on how you can create Auto Login URL.

First, go to LoginPress on the left side of the dashboard menu and click on Settings

LoginPress: Settings

When you click on it, you’ll find the Auto Login below the Settings tab.

Simply search the user name in the Search Username field; it will automatically generate an Auto-Login URL for that user.

Once the auto-login URL is generated, give it to the user. Now the user can use this login magic link to automatically log in to your WordPress site without the need of having a username and password via this Auto Login URL.

You will get a list of all the users you have given auto-generated login links. You can disable someone's access by choosing the Disable option from the Action column. You can also generate a new URL for the same user by just clicking the New Link option.

If you mistakenly add the same user twice, that user will be automatically highlighted.

Step 3: Final Result

Let’s use this Auto Login URL to see if it works.

The Auto Login URL works as it lets the user automatically log in to your site. When the user completes the work, he/she can simply log out of your site. The user can use the same auto-login URL before you make any changes to it.

Auto Login

New Actions in Auto Login Add-On

LoginPress Pro 3.0 has enhanced Auto Login Add-on with added functionality, including:

  1. User ID and Username: You can see the User ID number and Username.
  2. Email: There is an email column where you can see the email address of the users.
  3. Auto login URL: You can see the autologin link in the Auto login URL column. Plus, there is a Copy button to help you easily copy the auto-login link.
  4. Status: The status column shows the current status of an auto link, i.e., whether it is Enabled or Disabled.
  5. Action: The action column has the Kebab menu icon. From here, you can have overall control of your Autologin Links. Once you click the Kebab menu icon, multiple options open, including

5.1. New Link: It helps you create a new Autologin link against a user with a single click.

5.2. Link Duration: This option helps set the link expiration duration.

5.3. Enable/Disable: You can easily Enable/Disable the Autologin link for specific users.

5.4. Email to Multiple: Email Multiple Users the autologin link to the group of users.

5.5. Email User: Email the autologin link to a certain user.

This is what it looks like:

That's it! We’ve demonstrated how you can generate the auto-login URL for the users. Try the LoginPress Auto Login Add-on, and let us know how much it helped you!

If you have any doubts or questions related to this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

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Updated on May 6, 2024

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