Redirect Based on User Roles or Capabilities

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You may want to add a redirect based on user roles or capabilities. It allows you to redirect users with higher user roles directly to the WordPress wp-admin.

Instructions: Add the following code to the functions.php file of your WordPress theme to add a redirect based on user roles and capabilities.

function wps_login_redirect_contributors() {
  if ( current_user_can('moderate_comments') ){
      return 'url-to-redirect-to';

add_filter('login_redirect', 'wps_login_redirect_contributors');

You may also enjoy redirecting to the requested URL after successful login.

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  1. Joerg Knoerchen June 29, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Hey, is there a way to redirect subscribers each time they try to access the profile at the dashboard (/wp-admin/profile.php)?

  2. I found this code will re-direct users after login (unless they’re an Admin):

    function baw_no_admin_access(){ if( !current_user_can( ‘administrator’ ) ) { wp_redirect( home_url() ); die(); }}add_action( ‘admin_init’, ‘baw_no_admin_access’, 1 );

    …however if you replace ‘administrator’ with ‘editor’, only editors can access the dashboard (even admins cannot).

    Do you have a snippet to allow both Admins AND editors to access the dashboard, but re-direct all other user roles?

    1. you could just do !current_user_can( ‘administrator’ ) || !current_user_can( ‘editor’ ) this would work with capabilities as well. Using || or would be fine,

  3. where to we have put the url of the page from where they’ll be redirected ?

    1. This does not going into your page, place this snippet into the functions.php of your wordpress theme. Then when a user who is a contributor logs in they will be sent to the URL you define.

  4. Doesn’t work for me..not even called the function..

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