How to Customize the Session Expire Time in WordPress

By default, WordPress sessions are programmed to expire after 48 hours, or 14 days if you check the Remember Me box. WordPress doesn't offer functionality to customize the session expiration time as part of the core features, so you cannot further customize the session expiration time.

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The LoginPress Session Expire feature fills in the gap nicely. You don’t need to use a separate plugin for customizing session expiration time as it is part of the core LoginPress Settings. It lets you customize the session expiration time to whatever you want.

In this knowledge base article, we’ll show how you can set a customized session expiration time within a few clicks.

Let’s get started!

Customizing Session Expiration Time With LoginPress

We already assumed that you've already installed and activated LoginPress. Let’s see how can you customize the Expiration Time with LoginPress.

First off, go to the left side of the admin dashboard and navigate to Settings. Under the Settings tab, you’ll see the Session Expire field.

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Set the Session Expiration Time in Minutes e.g: 10. Now click the Save Changes button.

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Note: After saving, you just need to set the Expiration Cookies. For this, please log out at least once. After logout Expiration Cookies are set. Session expiration will work now.

Removing Customized Session Expire Time 

You can also Remove or Reset the session expiration time if you want that the user logs out of your site only when he wants to.

For removing the session expiration time just pass an Empty value in the expiration field and save it.

Note: After removing or resetting the session expiration time, you need to clear the Expiration Cookies every time you log out, at least once.

That’s it! all done. Easy right? We hope you will now see how easy it is to set or remove session expiration time with LoginPress.

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

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Updated on September 15, 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These FAQs answer the most common questions about our WordPress custom login page plugin.

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Is LoginPress WPML Compatible?

LoginPress is fully supported with multilingual. LoginPress is also compatible with WPML Plugin, which means you can easily translate your login page with WPML plugin according to the given translation options in the WPML plugin.

Is LoginPress translation ready?

Yes, LoginPress has full translation and localization support via the LoginPress textdomain. All .mo and .po translation files should go into the languages folder in the base of the plugin.

Is coding skills needed to use LoginPress?

No, It is very easy to setup. Just plug and play. Have fun!

How to Install or Use LoginPress Pro?

Step-by-step instructions on How to Upgrade from existing Free version to Pro
1. You have installed and set up the Free version already.
2. Upload the Pro version.
3. Pro features will be enabled automatically.
4. You don’t need to set up Free version options again.
5. Setup Pro features like Google fonts, Google reCaptcha, Choose themes, etc.

Where is my license key?

License key is the Order ID which looks like in this format.
WHI150807-1234-12345
You can find it in the email Sales Receipt.

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