Quick Tip: Keep Users Logged in to Your WordPress Site

Have you ever logged into a site only to be kicked out again just minutes later? It can be a real drag.

So when creating your own WordPress site, you don’t want your users to get similarly frustrated.

In this quick tip post I’ll show you an easy way to keep your users logged in to your site.

Keep Remember Me Checked

Remember Me Checked is a handy and lightweight WPMU DEV plugin, and what we’ll be using today.

The plugin automatically ticks the “Remember Me” checkbox on the login page, like so:

Remember Me Checked
Remember Me Checked is a simple and essential plugin.

This helpful feature saves your users the hassle of ticking the “Remember Me” box themselves. While it may seem inconsequential, forgetting to tick the box is an easy enough thing to do. Have you ever clicked “Log In” only to regret it moments later when you remember you have forgotten to tick “Remember Me”?

Ensuring your site automatically remembers your users and keeps them logged in will save them the headache of constantly logging back into your site each time their session times out.

Keeping users logged in also ensures they’re less likely to forget or lose their password and hassle you for a reminder.

Of course, it’s good to keep in mind that users who use a shared or public computer will need to log out so as not to compromise their account with you.

Check out the Remember Me Checked project page for more details.

Have you ever had issues with users forgetting passwords? Tell us in the comments below.

Image credits: MahPadilha.