WordPress simple link logout

I have been playing with WordPress recently, and of course faced some challenges.

One of them is having a simple link to logout WordPress, just like login

for login, you can easily link to…


For register, you do


But that is not as simple if you want to logout, you need to pass another argument (called _wpnonce) which looks like a session ID that is changed every login.

That makes it almost impossible to allow logging out using a simple link, unless you install some plugins.

So after some playing, I was actually able to do that by adding new php file.

I called wp-logout.php and placed it in my website root.

This way, I can call it anywhere I want to logout the current user


 ********     wp-logout.php to Logs-out WordPress     ********

Save this as "wp-logout.php" into your wordpress root folder, like http://mysite.com/wwwroot/wp-logout.php
    Then call it to log out the website and redirects to root
require( dirname(__FILE__) . '/wp-load.php' );
$user = wp_get_current_user();
wp_safe_redirect( '/' );