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…

/wp-login.php

For register, you do

/wp-login.php?action=register

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

 

<?php
/**
 ********     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
    http://mysite.com/wp-logout.php
    
    Enjoy
*/
require( dirname(__FILE__) . '/wp-load.php' );
$user = wp_get_current_user();
wp_logout();
wp_safe_redirect( '/' );
?>