[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #54716: "Remember me" label changed to "Keep me logged in"

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Fri Dec 31 22:36:47 UTC 2021

#54716: "Remember me" label changed to "Keep me logged in"
 Reporter:  Cyberchicken            |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement             |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                  |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Login and Registration  |    Version:  trunk
 Severity:  trivial                 |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                          |
 I think the label "Remember me" to be misleading.

 The default "Remember Me" checkbox behaviour is:
 >If checked your browser keeps you logged in for 14 days.
 >If unchecked you're logged out when you quit the browser, or after two

 The checkbox function is not to remember the user identity, but to keep
 the authentication valid.
 The task of remembering the user credentials is on the browser.

 I think that "Keep me logged in" would be clearer and more consistent with
 other services around the internet.
 "Keep me logged in on this computer" is even more accurate.
 There are variation on the wording, like [Keep me|Stay][logged in|signed

 Twenty years ago I would just have suggested to add a tooltip (title) with
 an explanation, but it has already been established
 [https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/24766] that title attributes are
 to be phased out.
 Amazon uses a full blown popup to explain the function of the checkbox.

 Although a totally minor issue I would like to have a discussion about

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/54716>
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