Capture users last login date and time

Capture users last login date and time

Online by JSC0d3
January 19, 2016 | | 117 recognitions

Adding the first snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will capture a users last login date. Recently I updated the script for the most current version of WordPress. Things have been changed to wp_get_last_login() and wp_set_last_login() should be obvious what they do. One will update the last login data in the user meta and the other will let you get the last date so you can display it on your site. We also save the current date and also the previous date so you can choose what you display to admins vs subscribers.

// set the last login date
add_action('wp_login','wp_set_last_login', 0, 2);
function wp_set_last_login($login, $user) {
    $user = get_user_by('login',$login);
    $time = current_time( 'timestamp' );
    $last_login = get_user_meta( $user->ID, '_last_login', 'true' );
    update_usermeta( $user->ID, '_last_login', $time );
    update_usermeta( $user->ID, '_last_login_prev', $last_login );
    update_usermeta( $user->ID, '_last_login', $time );
// get last login date
function wp_get_last_login($user_id,$prev=null){
  $last_login = get_user_meta($user_id);
  $time = current_time( 'timestamp' );
  if(isset($last_login['_last_login_prev'][0]) && $prev){
          $last_login = get_user_meta($user_id, '_last_login_prev', 'true' );
  }else if(isset($last_login['_last_login'][0])){
          $last_login = get_user_meta($user_id, '_last_login', 'true' );
    update_usermeta( $user_id, '_last_login', $time );
    $last_login = $last_login['_last_login'][0];
  return $last_login;

You can then use the following to display the last login date. You may also want to show the previous login date to your users. I save that to user meta in the snippet above. wp_get_last_login($current_user->ID,true)) adding true will get the previous login date not the current.

 // show last login date
  global $current_user;
  echo date("Y-m-d h:m:s", wp_get_last_login($current_user->ID,true));
  echo date("Y-m-d h:m:s", wp_get_last_login($current_user->ID));

You can also compare the last login date to the current date and get the days since last login.

 // how many days since last login
  global $current_user;
  $now = time();
  $last_login = wp_get_last_login($current_user->ID,true);
  $datediff = $now - $last_login;
  echo floor($datediff/(60*60*24));


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