How to create temporary logins for WordPress

WordPress stands out in the pack of best Content Management Systems on the Internet. As Open Source package, along with support for plugins, WordPress has left its successors far behind.

Among various features, you can also create temporary logins for WordPress users.

Today’s write-up features the WordPress temporary logins. With no technical background, you can create temporary logins with a WordPress plugin.

Temporary logins help admins take control of user roles. In most cases, you can’t allow people into the Dashboard. In case of uncertainty about WordPress security, you can confidently fold things with the WordPress temporary logins.

Without further ado, let’s proceed to create WordPress login¬†for a specific period, helping us keep our website in a safe zone.

What are WordPress temporary logins?

Temporary logins let users logged in for disposable sessions.

As compared to WordPress normal users, temporary logins last for a short span of time – self-removed, leaving no records in the WordPress database.

Why create temporary logins in WordPress?

The WordPress Add New User feature helps you create new users. However, you’ll need to create temporary sessions/logins for the following cases.

  • You need to create disposable logins for users you want to stay logged in for a specific duration, such as Developers.
  • You can create logins if you want to try out Dashboard as a new user-level, such as Contributor or Editor.
  • If you want to check your site for security holes, you can create logins for a one-time session.
  • Temporary logins help you cut down user management stress. With one-time users, you can let accounts expired after a specific duration of time.
  • By using temporary sessions, you can allow beta testers on your WordPress website. Beta Testers refer to people who test things and help you decide on the best options for your site.

There is no limit on creating logins with temporary sessions. By installing a plugin, you can let sessions automatically expired after a specific duration of time.

Creating temporary logins in WordPress

Step 1: Install the required plugin

You need to install the Temporary Login without Password plugin for creating WordPress Temporary Logins.

temporary login without password plugin

After installation, click on Activate to enable the plugin.

Step 2: Get started creating WordPress temporary logins

Head over to WordPress Dashboard and click on the Users -> Temporary Logins.

load the plugin

On the next page, you can see the Create New button to create a new login.

Step 3: Fill in the required information

On clicking the Create New button, you can see a form that asks for the required information.

fill in the form to create a temporary login

Here, you’ll need to enter values for the fields, including Email, First Name, Last Name, Role, and Expiry.

  • Email: It represents the (email entry value) for the WordPress temporary users.
  • Role: You can also assign a Role (Access Level) to temporary users.
  • Expiry: It allows you to set a specific EXPIRY duration for the WordPress temporary logins. After the time has passed, the system will auto-disable temporary users.

You can assign the desired User Levels to the temporary users. Proceed and learn how to manage the WordPress User Roles like a professional.

After you’ve created temporary logins, you can see a URL on submitting the form. To get started allowing users, you can copy the URL and proceed to make it available for temporary logins.

Step 4: Manage the WordPress temporary logins

The plugin allows you to manage temporary logins on your WordPress website. On the Temporary Logins page under Users, you can see a list of temporary logins you’ve created.

temporary logins in the wordpress

On the same page, you can manage the logins easily. You can see the entries for temporary users, along with assigned Roles, last login, expiry duration, and Actions for copying the URL or deleting a user.

Summing up

The WordPress temporary logins help you manage users efficiently, while at the same time, help you keep security regarding Users Access Levels.

You can create temporary logins for developmental routines, security checkups, and third-party access levels such as Contributor or Editor.

Creating temporary logins is easy. All you have to do is to install a WordPress plugin for the purpose. On the other hand, if you need to create stable users, you can create by going into WordPress Users panel.

Also, head over to our WordPress Knowledge Base for more information on WordPress. Lastly, you can ask questions in the comments or let us know your thoughts about using WordPress temporary logins for security purposes.

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