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  • Today, wordpress started to log me out when viewing my website. I can log in and use dashboard, but the moment I hit “visit site” or “view post” I get logged out. This is extremely annoying. I have not installed any new plugins or done anything major to site to trigger this, it just started happening.

    Can somebody help me out with this? *Disclaimer: I am a novice at wordpress.

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  • Try logging into your WordPress dashboard from another web browser:

    Does the same issue occur?

    If so, there may be a conflict on your site.

    Try temporarily moving the site into defaults by activating a default theme like Twenty Twelve and deactivating all plugins.

    Does the issue still occur? If not, begin restoring your site until your determine the cause of the conflict.

    Moderator t-p


    Have you tried:
    – deactivating ALL plugins temporarily to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate them individually (one-by-one) to find the problematic plugin(s). If you can’t get into your admin dashboard, try deactivating via FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides. If applicible, also remember to deactivate any plugins in the mu-plugins folder. The easiest way is to rename that folder to mu-plugins-old.
    – To rule out any theme-specific issue, try switching to the unedited default theme for a moment using the WP dashboard. If you don’t have access to your admin area, you can switch to the default theme by renaming your current theme’s folder in wp-content/themes and adding “-old” to the end of the folder name using via FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides. Alternately, you can remove other themes except the default theme. That will force your site to use it.
    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems (because the hooks remain unless plugins completely removed or some plugins stick around in cached files. So by renaming the folder, you break them and force them inactive).
    – If the above troubleshooting steps fail to resolve the issue, try manually re-uploading all files and folders EXCEPT the wp-config.php file and the /wp-content/ directory from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones. Read the Manual Update directions first!
    Always backup everything (including your database) before doing any actions, just in case.

    Wow, thanks for the quick responses. For some reason and without doing anything it started working correctly after I posted here. If it starts up again, I will definitely use your all suggestions.

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