How to Remove the Remember Me Option from WordPress Login
Do you want to remove the remember me option from your WordPress login page?
The ‘Remember Me’ option is a small checkbox that lets you and your users save their username and password on the WordPress login screen.
In this article, we’ll show you how to remove the ‘Remember Me’ option, step by step.
Why Remove ‘Remember Me’ from Your WordPress Login Screen?
When you or your website users check the ‘Remember Me’ box on the WordPress login page, it will store that information in a browser cookie for 2 weeks.
That means that next time they’re on your site, they can access the dashboard right away without having to go to the login page again.
Although it makes logging in faster, it could be a potential security risk for people accessing their WordPress admin area from public computers and WiFi networks.
By disabling the ‘Remember me’ checkbox, you and your users will have to log in every time the web browser is closed. They can still save their username and password in their browser’s storage or a password manager app so they don’t have to type it in every time.
Overall, this improves your WordPress security and helps to keep your website safe from hackers.
With that said, let’s show you how to remove the ‘Remember Me’ option on your WordPress login page. Simply use the quick links below to jump straight to the method you want to use.
- Remove the ‘Remember Me’ option from the default WordPress login page
- Remove the ‘Remember Me’ option from a custom WordPress login page
Method 1. Removing the Remember Me Option from the Default WordPress Login Page
The easiest way to remove the remember me option from the default WordPress page is by using the Remember Me Controls plugin.
First thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin. For more details, see our beginner’s guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Note: We’ve tested the plugin as of this post’s last updated date, and it works with WordPress 6.0 with no issues.
Upon activation, navigate to Settings » Remember Me to configure the plugin settings.
Then, simply check the box in the ‘Disable the “Remember Me” feature’ section and click the ‘Save Changes’ button.
Now, you can log out of your WordPress site.
When you return to the login screen, the ‘Remember Me’ checkbox will be disabled.
Method 2. Removing the Remember Me Option from Custom WordPress Login Pages
Aside from create custom WordPress themes, SeedProd also comes with the ability to create custom WordPress login pages, custom 404 pages, and more.
First, you will need to use SeedProd plugin to create a custom login page. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to create a custom login page.
Then, when you’re customizing the login page, you can disable the ‘Remember Me’ option by clicking on the ‘Additional Options’ drop down in the left-hand options menu.
Next, delete the text in the ‘Remember User Label’ box.
Then, click the ‘Save’ button and select the ‘Publish’ drop down to make your login page live.
Now, you can visit your custom login page to see the ‘Remember Me’ option is gone.
We hope this article helped you learn how to remove the remember me option from your WordPress login page. You may also want to see our ultimate guide on how to speed up WordPress, and our expert picks of the best business phone services for small businesses.