WordPress cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser

By November 18, 2014 No Comments

While working on a WordPress site I noted several reports of login issues. The odd part was I was able to login and manage without any problems.  First I had to reproduce the problem. I opened a new browser and tried signing up with a new username and pass. Then I attempted to login and sure enough:

Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to continue.

I Googled the error and after reading many posts I did finally find a solution. This site was using an older theme and according to the post at wordpress.org the following line is the cause:

 <input type="hidden" name="testcookie" value="1" />

Remove it from your theme files and you are good to go. I hope our members can benefit from the post and I can always find it if I need it again :-) http://wordpress.org/support/topic/cookies-are-blocked-or-not-supported-by-your-browser-1 Thanks WP!