I’ve decided to start posting handy/helpful code snippets here [Idea/inspiration from Bill Erickson].
So here’s my fist snippet! It allows you to remain always logged in when developing sites (Warning: do not use this on a production site!)
I like to put this code in the special mu-plugins folder that way it always runs. We hook into ‘admin_init’ and ‘init’ function, check if we’re logged in, and if not, logs us in. Change the
1 in the
get_userdata() function to match the user ID that you want.
Again, don’t use this on a production or even staging site. It’s only meant to be used in a local environment, where you are the sole developer/user of the site (since it always logs into the same user). Use it with caution, you’ve been warned!