This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

PHP Session Handling


This plugin alters WordPress to use a session based system that is Drupal-like and powered by PHP’s
native session handling.

We think that ultimately, READ: after this plugin is production ready, this approach to session handling will be
more secure and performative than the default WordPress approach. We encourage you to download and help further the development of this plugin, either by posting an issue, testing, or providing patches.

This plugin is still very much in alpha release and should not yet be used in a production environment.

This plugin was sponsored by East Bay Development and


The normal WordPress installation method should be used. However there are two notable exceptions.

  1. If you are using a reverse proxy like Varnish it is possible that WordPress’s default user cookies are being stripped. If this is the case, please review your VCL file. You may need to configure this file to allow the needed cookies.

  2. When you activate this plugin through the admin interface you will be immediately logged out as the session
    system is switching. You need only log back in. At some point we will want to provide a seemless transition.

Contributors & Developers

“PHP Session Handling” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Updated documentation


  • just a little git-svn test


  • First “release”. Basic session handling replacement.