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wp_setcookie() WP 1.5.0

Deprecated from version 2.5.0. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. Use wp_set_auth_cookie() instead.

Sets a cookie for a user who just logged in. This function is deprecated.

No Hooks.

Return

null. Nothing.

Usage

wp_setcookie( $username, $password, $already_md5, $home, $siteurl, $remember );
$username(string) (required)
The user's username
$password(string)
The user's password
$already_md5(true|false)
Whether the password has already been through MD5
$home(string)
Will be used instead of COOKIEPATH if set
$siteurl(string)
Will be used instead of SITECOOKIEPATH if set
$remember(true|false)
Remember that the user is logged in

Notes

  • See: wp_set_auth_cookie()

Changelog

Since 1.5.0 Introduced.
Deprecated Since 2.5.0 Use wp_set_auth_cookie()

Code of wp_setcookie() WP 5.7.2

<?php
function wp_setcookie($username, $password = '', $already_md5 = false, $home = '', $siteurl = '', $remember = false) {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '2.5.0', 'wp_set_auth_cookie()' );
	$user = get_user_by('login', $username);
	wp_set_auth_cookie($user->ID, $remember);
}