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  • My website ( has a slightly modified wordpress layout, but the internals are still core. My login/logout functions appeared to work fine over the last month, but recently a bug has been brought to my attention.

    On my home computer, I can login/logout and remain logged in with cookies no problem in FireFox, but my Internet Explorer won’t let me log out. I click logout, and it redirects me to the logout page, but it doesn’t actually do anything! Similarly, if you enter your name and password, it doesn’t reject the info but transfers you to the website, but you aren’t actually logged in!

    On some other computers (such as the ones at work), both FF and IE can’t log out,

    and at some friend’s houses, you can login and logout just fine in both browsers.

    I have a feeling that this is cookie related but I have no idea how to decypher what’s in the cookie file the site leaves behind.

    Any clues?

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  • Yes.
    1) After loging out, make sure to clear your cache
    2) Look through your cookies and make sure the cookies for your site are gone
    3) As for at work, there may be a firewall issue there that’s preventing the cookies from being set in the first place. (or there maybe a security policy on the network.)

    Hope that helps some.

    I cleared my cookies, restarted my comptuer, and double checked – no temp internet files whatsoever on my machine at home. IE still won’t login for me! Grar!

    A cookie was placed on my system but it isn’t picking it up 🙁

    I did some digging and may have found a cause, but don’t know how to get around it – my site’s main page (as listed in options) is

    But the cookie has it listed as

    I can see FireFox still working by trimming extraneous or error data, and IE not following suit. 🙁 Any way to trim the trailing slash? Do you think that would help?

    No clue really… the cookie should be set as … not to a PHP file…. something smells rotten in the city of InternetExploder.


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