Whether you are working in the frontend or the backend, return after a break and you will be right where you left off.
It will keep your global session alive, but it does not override the security feature set in the Joomla core which sets an expiration time via a token for create/edit an article/ module.
The original version was for frontend use only. The new version of the Stay Open Plugin now supports the backend too!
Code borrowed from the Remember Me plugin. The Remember Me function sets a cookie which will never expire, the StayOpen plugin sets a cookie that will expire when the browser closes.
Instructions for use:
-Download, install, and enable the Stay Open Plugin (User - Stay Open (Remember login until browser closes)
-Download, install, and enable the RememberMeBackend plugin (System Remember Me Backend)
-Enable the Joomla core System-Remember me plugin
-Set a short session time, say 15 minutes, in Global Configuration-->System--->Session Lifetime
-Open the Stay Open Plugin (User - Stay Open (Remember login until browser closes) and select the mode you want in Plugin Parameters. You can set it to work for the frontend, backend, or both
Since I only work on Joomla from my own home computer where there are no security risks, there is no reason I shouldn't be able to keep my session alive and this plugin does exactly that.
I've only used the plugin for about 24 hours and know this is a "must install" plugin for me. Thanks for taking the time to share it.
Thanks for your feedback! You have inspired us to expand the plugin.
We are coding a new plugin that has the option for working on the front end, on the back end or on both. In addition, we will now offer versions for 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7.