How to Restrict User Access in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to restrict user access in WordPress? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to restrict user access in WordPress.

With this snippet, you can create a page template restricted only to those users with the right role to access to it. You’ll need to create the include() function in this case with error.php. This include() function should contain the message you wish to show.

You can add custom text in the error.php file. If you create custom roles, you can do the same for buyers, clients, etc.


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

/* Template Name: Restricted to Authors only */
if ( !current_user_can('author')) {

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste 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: 22 best WordPress themes for podcasting and how to save partial form data in WordPress.

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