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Opened 16 months ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#45126 new defect (bug)

Expired session post editing continuation bug

Reported by: ChrisDca Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.8
Component: Editor Keywords: close
Focuses: administration Cc:
PR Number:


While editing or creating a new post, it's not possible to continue your workflow in the same post when your WordPress session expires and you're asked to log in again. Attempting to save or publish from the existing screen after re-logging in from the pop-up dialogue will produce a "link expired" error. You then have to navigate back to the Dashboard and re-open the post you were working on.

Change History (5)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
16 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor
  • Focuses administration added

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by talldanwp. View the logs.

6 weeks ago

#3 @ehtis
6 weeks ago

Hi @ChrisDca, welcome and thanks for the report!

Multiple people tried to test this one today in Core bug scrub, we were unable to reproduce this. I'm not sure if you're still around, but do let us know if you're still experiencing this.


#4 @ehtis
6 weeks ago

  • Keywords close added

#5 @ChrisDca
6 weeks ago

Hi @ehtis, yes, I am still experiencing the reported issue in WordPress 5.3.2, as are colleagues I have shared this bug with. When working within a post, should the session expire, you are unable to save this existing post and/or publish it where you left off, from the same screen. To get around this, once you log back in, you have to navigate to Posts > All Posts and continue on from there. If you try to save the post or publish it after entering your credentials on the pop-up login dialogue, you will see a "link expired" error.

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