WordPress Persistent Login

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WordPress Persistent Login keeps users logged into your website forever, unless they explicitly log out. Similar to the functionality of Facebook.

Author:Luke Seager (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:5.0
WordPress version tested:5.7.2
Plugin version:1.3.23
Added to WordPress repository:22-08-2014
Last updated:14-05-2021
Rating, %:80
Rated by:17
Plugin URI:https://lukeseager.com/plugins/wp-persistent-...
Total downloads:29 510
Active installs:3 000+
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Persistent Login is a simple plugin that keeps users logged into your website unless they explicitly choose to log-out.

It requires no set-up, just install and save your users time by keeping them logged into your website securely, avoiding the annoyance of forgetting usernames & passwords.

For added security, users can visit their Profile page in the WP Admin area to see how many sessions they have, what device was used and when they were last active. The user can choose to end any session with the click of a button!


  • Selects the ‘Remember Me’ box by default.
    • If left checked, users will be kept logged in for 1 year
  • Each time a user revisits your website, their login is extended to 1 year again
  • Dashboard stats show you how many users are being kept logged in
  • Force log-out all users with the click of a button
  • Users can manage their active sessions from the Profile page in the admin area
  • Support for common plugins out of the box
  • Secure, fast and simple to use!

Top Tip

Once the plugin is installed, click the End all Sessions button on the plugin settings page to encourage users to login again and be kept logged in forever!

 Supported Plugins

  • PeepSo
  • Theme My Login
  • Ultimate Member
  • Ultimate Member – Terms and Conditions Extension

These plugins are supported out of the box. No hassle and no settings to change!


This plugin honours the ‘Remember Me’ checkbox. It is checked by default, but if it is unchecked the user won’t be remembered.

Premium Version

There is a premium version of the plugin for those who want more control.

The premium plan offers the following features:

  • Manage which user roles have persistent login
  • Set how long users are kept logged in for (up to 1 year)
  • Allows you to hide the ‘Remember Me’ checkbox, so that users are always remembered.
  • Session management for users: Users can see all logins. Block Editor and Shortcode support
  • Session management for admins: End any users session from the admin area quickly and easily
  • Free localhost licence
  • All future features and updates (with a valid licence)
  • Priority Support direct from within WP admin
  • Support for WooCommerce Social Login
  • Support for Ultimate Member Social Login Extension