How to Automatically Log out Idle Users in WordPress


How to Set WordPress to Automatically Log Out Idle Users
Stacey Miller

Setting the website to log out idle users is one of many ways to keep your WordPress hosted platform from being taken advantage of by hacker hijacking. Whether you operate the site solely by yourself or have an army of writers at your disposal, it only takes a few seconds for someone to gain control of an idle account. Improve WordPress security and keep your data protected and safe.

How to Automatically Log Out Idle Users in WordPress
Lena Webster

If you are running a multi-author WordPress site, you should set WordPress to automatically log out idle users. Idle or inactive users can cause brute force attacks. When a user stays inactive for too long after logging in, hackers may run a session or cookie hijacking method to gain unauthorized access to your site. This is why most of the bank and financial related websites automatically log out idle users.

How to Automatically Log out Idle Users in WordPress
Stefanie Katz

Popup Background – You can enable this option if you want to change the background color of screen when a user session times out. This option will cover the user’s browser screen and will keep the contents hidden from prying eyes.

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