[wp-hackers] Re: My plugin is losing authentication on one page.

Glenn Ansley glenn at glennansley.com
Tue Nov 11 15:43:02 GMT 2008

Checking the cookie information, I've found that on the above
mentioned page I am missing the following cookies:
* wp_test_cookie
* wp_logged_in_

My plugin is not using any functions that read or set cookies. Any ideas?

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Glenn Ansley <glenn at glennansley.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm in the middle of developing a plugin and I've run into an abnormal
> situation I can't seem to resolve.
> It seems that one of my functions somewhere is crippling the user
> authentication system somehow... but only temporarily.
> - I have a page-template that handles several stages of a form. I'm
> using POST for the method and the action is returning it to the same
> script.
> - You have to be logged in to view the script.
> - When progressing from stage one of the form to stage two, I somehow
> lose my authentication
>  -- Form no longer becomes visible (have to be logged in to see it)
>  -- "Log Out" links switch over to "Log in".
> - Yet, if I manually type /wp-admin into the nav bar (or navigate to
> anywhere else on site for that matter) I have access as the logged in
> user ( including the opening stage of my form ).
> So it would appear that my plugin is temporarily killing the
> authentication for that one page.
> The interesting thing is that this is happening before
> template-redirect filter is fired off, because I hooked a function to
> that to print the user-id and it's not present at template-redirect.
> Any obvious functions , filters , hooks I might be crippling?
> I am using the following hooks in my plugin: admin_print_scripts- ,
> admin_head , wp_head , wp-enqueue_script , wp_print_scripts , and
> admin_menu. I am also using register_activation_hook function
> Any ideas? I continue to look.

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