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Opened 16 months ago

Closed 16 months ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#57650 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

is_login() fails on non-standard WordPress installations.

Reported by: levdbas's profile Levdbas Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 6.1.1
Component: Login and Registration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


is_login() uses


as the needle in stripos() where this function relies upon. In non-standard WordPress installations, for example Bedrock, where the root is different the following would be checked:

Needle: web/wp/wp-login.php

And thus fail.

Would it be possible to update this function so these non-standard installs will work as well? By example, maybe only check for wp-login.php instead of the full path?

Change History (3)

#1 @iandunn
16 months ago

For background, the function was introduced in r53884 (and renamed in r54447), see #19898. There's a variety of techniques in WPSE that might help cover edge cases.

@Levdbas, can you provide a copy of your full $_SERVER and ABSPATH? Feel free to redact any sensitive bits, I'm just interested in seeing what values could be used to cover your use case.

#2 @Levdbas
16 months ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @iandunn

I did some more digging and it is more specific then I thought. I only experience this issue when using a custom .htaccess snippet on Directadmin (Apache) servers.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !web/
RewriteRule (.*) /web/$1 [L]

This results in /web/ being added to


and thus breaking the logic.

Domains with proper webroot settings or sites running on Nginx servers is_login() working as intended, even with Bedrock/custom root.

Needle on my directadmin/.htaccess solution: web/wp/wp-login.php, which fails
Needle on other servers: wp/wp-login.php, which succeeds

So I think my reported issue is a bit too specific for core. Next time I will do some more research before opening a ticket.

If you think otherwise, I will provide the $_SERVER and ABSPATH as requested.

Last edited 16 months ago by Levdbas (previous) (diff)

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
15 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted

Thanks for the follow-up!

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