How To Redirect User After Login Based on User Role

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Are you looking for a way to redirect the user after they login based on their user role? This snippet will help you to redirect login user based on their role.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function redirect_user_on_role()
	//retrieve current user info 
	global $current_user;
 	//If login user role is Subscriber
     	if ($current_user->user_level == 0)
        	wp_redirect( home_url() ); exit;
 	//If login user role is Contributor
 	else if ($current_user->user_level > 1)
        	 wp_redirect( home_url() ); exit;
  	//If login user role is Editor
     	else if ($current_user->user_level >8)
		wp_redirect( home_url() ); exit;
 	// For other roles 
      		$redirect_to = 'http://google.com/';
        	return $redirect_to;

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Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. Thnx!

  2. I was getting redirected to the homepage and was not getting access to the dashboard being an admin so I removed the last line, it’s working perfectly now thank you!

    1. If you do that, you disable the whole script

      1. Yes, as James mentioned, the last line enables the script, so removing it keeps the script from running. Line 24 needs to be set to the correct URL.

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