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How to Fix WordPress Keeps Logging Out Issue

Experiencing frequent logouts from your WordPress website can be frustrating and disrupt your workflow. However, this issue is not uncommon and can be caused by various factors. In this guide, we will walk you through step-by-step solutions to fix the "WordPress keeps logging out" problem and ensure a smooth login experience.

1. Clear your browser cookies and cache:

Start by clearing your browser's cookies and cache. Sometimes, outdated or corrupted cookies can interfere with the WordPress login process. Access your browser's settings, locate the cookies and cache sections, and clear them. Once done, try logging in to your WordPress site again and see if the issue persists.

2. Deactivate plugins

Conflicts between plugins can cause login issues in WordPress. To identify if a plugin is causing the problem, deactivate all your plugins and attempt to log in again. If you can log in successfully, reactivate your plugins one by one, testing the login after each activation. This way, you can pinpoint the problematic plugin. Consider updating or replacing the conflicting plugin to ensure compatibility with your WordPress version.

3. Switch to a default theme

Another potential cause of login problems is a theme conflict. Switch to a default WordPress theme, such as Twenty Twenty-One, to rule out any theme-related issues. Access your WordPress dashboard, navigate to "Appearance" --> "Themes," activate the default theme, and try logging in again. If successful, the problem may lie with your previous theme. Consider updating it or reaching out to the theme developer for support.

4. Increase WordPress memory limit

Insufficient PHP memory can lead to unexpected logouts. Increase the WordPress memory limit by editing your wp-config.php file. Locate the following line:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');

Replace it with:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');

Save the changes and attempt to log in again.

5. Check for incorrect site URL settings:

Ensure that your WordPress site URL settings are configured correctly. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to "Settings" --> "General." Check the "WordPress Address (URL)" and "Site Address (URL)" fields. Ensure that they match your actual site URL. If these settings are incorrect, update them accordingly and try logging in again.

6. Scan for malware or malicious code:

Malware or malicious code on your website can cause login issues. Scan your WordPress site using a security plugin like Wordfence or Sucuri to detect and remove any malicious code. Additionally, keep your plugins and themes up to date to minimize security vulnerabilities.

7. Check file permissions:

Improper file permissions can sometimes disrupt the login process. Ensure that the files and directories in your WordPress installation have the correct permissions. The recommended permissions are generally 644 for files and 755 for directories. You can adjust file permissions using an FTP client or the file manager provided by your hosting provider.

8. Disable security plugins temporarily:

If you have a security plugin installed, it might be overly strict and cause login issues. Temporarily disable your security plugin and try logging in again. If the problem is resolved, adjust the settings of the security plugin to allow smooth logins while maintaining your site's security.

9. Reinstall WordPress core files: If none of the above steps resolve the issue, consider reinstalling the WordPress core files. Before proceeding, take a backup of your website. Download the latest WordPress version from WordPress.org, extract the files, and upload them to your server, overwriting the existing files. This process replaces potentially corrupted or missing files, resolving login-related problems.

Remember to systematically test each solution and maintain regular backups of your website to avoid any data loss. If the issue persists, reach out to our support and we will take care of the rest.

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