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How to check if custom Wordpress session is set

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I'm trying to figure out how to check if a custom Wordpress session is set.

I set it like this:
$session->set_userdata( 'loggedIn', $loginGood );

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Then when looking it up on other pages I use this:
$session->userdata('loggedIn')

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I tried checking to see if set like:
if(isset($session->userdata('loggedIn')))

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But the above is incorrect syntax.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Are you using this?
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-session-manager/

The syntax looks correct (except for missing semi-colons at the end).  What's the issue?  Can you assign the value of $session->userdata() to a variable?
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by:N R
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Yes so assigning the session is working.  

But when trying to see if the session is set like this I get a syntax error in my editor and the page is just a white page and does not load.

if(isset($session->userdata('loggedIn'))){
	echo 'working';
}else{
	echo 'not working';
}

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by:Ray Paseur
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OK, I think this may be because isset() is looking for a variable, not a function call.  Maybe try it like this:
$x = $session->userdata('loggedIn');

if(!empty($x)){
    echo 'working';
}else{
    echo 'not working';
}

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by:N R
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Then I get the problem where the variable isn't set.
Fatal error: Call to a member function userdata() on a non-object

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You may need to use global $session in this context.
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by:N R
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All for that then as well, anything special with those ans WP?
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Yeah, I don't know why WP does not just use the PHP session - so much easier!
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