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  • I find when testing login features for wordpress, it helps if you have a couple of browsers ie. chrome, firefox, safari, opera.
    each browser needs to be logged in individually. so you can do testing without having to log out all the time.

    I’m not sure exactly what your issue is though, if you log in with a user account you are logged in. if you log out you are logged out. you can test the “non registered user” features of you site by being logged out.

    then test the “registered member” features by logging in with the user account you set up.

    I hope this makes sense – good luck.

    Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    The easiest way to test the member login is to use a different browser. Say you’re working on Firefox, just launch IE or Safari. That browser shouldn’t have you logged in and thus you should be able to login as a member.

    I do that when designing the comment form. When logged in, I only see the comment box, but as a non logged in user, I would also see the name and email field, so when designing the form, I either log out or just launch a different browser.

    Hi Nateyb and Christine. Thanks to both of you for your advice. I’ve been travelling and hence I have not responded to either of you. Apologies for that.

    Let me first reply to Nateyb’s suggestion.

    You are right that when I logged on as a non-admin like a Contributor or Subscriber user I am indeed logged in. Hence wordpress takes me to the profile page where I then go to my website.

    Because I’m on a localhost environment (using XAMPP – Windows Vista), the only way I can gain access to my test website is to log in. I have no way to test an environment where the user has not logged in but wants to make comment.

    Similarly, my reply to Christine’s.

    I want to be able to call up my website as a non registered user (in a XAMPP localhost environment) – perhaps in another browser. Is that possible?

    Appreciate your further suggestion. Thanks.


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