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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.

Instructions:

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 $current_user;
     	get_currentuserinfo();
 	//If login user role is Subscriber
     	if ($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 
	else
     	{
      		$redirect_to = 'http://google.com/';
        	return $redirect_to;
 	}
}
add_action('admin_init','redirect_user_on_role');

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