How to Check if User is Logged In WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to check if user is logged in and show them different content? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to check if user is logged in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s index.php file:

if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
    echo 'Welcome, registered user!';
} else {
    echo 'Welcome, visitor!';

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 12 best WordPress plugins for bloggers and how to create stunning WordPress optin forms.

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  1. is there any way to do the same thing in a custom plugin?

    1. The custom plugin would likely still need to have a function placed in one of the template files.

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