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I plan to use the member plugin by Justin Tadlock

I wish to know if how could I, on the front side, auto switch to a theme according to a role status.. for example authors would have the site presented using theme 1 while editor would have the site presenter using theme 2

I would rather have 2 different theme rather than conditionals within one theme structure

Thank you in advance

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There's current_user_can( 'CAPABILITY' ); (see @Codex Users & Roles to find the appropriate cap for your targeted role), that you can use to determin what theme you want to display. You can also check for is_user_logged_in() if you just want to differentiate between non-logged in and logged in users. Then you have the switch_theme() function. Just wrap it up in a plugin and add a function that you hook into plugins_loaded or something similar (not sure when the user info is ready). Then switch depending on the role. Sidenote: You can't do that from a themes functions.php file, as the first available hook is after_setup_theme.

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thank you very much Kaiser, it makes sense that it must be done as a plugin for due to the init prb.. I will play with it and come back whether I'm successfull or encounter trouble... thank you again –  Steffy Kristiensen Dec 23 '11 at 14:14
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