Clearing the Cookie Jar from External


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An external login relies on the cookies of XenForo and authorizes the cookies via a pluggable WordPress function.

function wp_validate_auth_cookie( $cookie = '', $scheme = '' ) {

    $visitor = XenWord::getVisitor();
    $user_id = $visitor['user_id'];

    if ( $user_id !== 0 ) {
        return $user_id;

    return false;

This is very slick but I need to figure out how to do clear the cookies on logout.

function wp_clear_auth_cookie() {
     // empty because I'm looking at the cookie jar

function xenword_cookie_expiration( $expiration, $user_id, $remember ) {
    return $remember ? $expiration : -600;

add_filter( 'auth_cookie_expiration', 'xenword_cookie_expiration', 99, 3 );

First, I'm guessing that the wp_clear_auth_cookie() method should mimic the reset() in the cookie jar but only for the particular user. Next, the cookie_expiration should also be for a particular user.
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