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I'm using the following code in my functions.php file to redirect users who are not logged in to a particular landing page

if(!is_user_logged_in()) {
    wp_redirect( '', 301 ); exit;

The problem is I cannot access my wp-login or wp-admin anymore. Every url redirects to landingpage. Is there a way I can exclude certain urls from redirecting?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

something like:

if (
  !in_array($GLOBALS['pagenow'], array('wp-login.php', 'wp-register.php'))
  && !is_admin()
  && !is_user_logged_in()
) {
  wp_redirect('', 301);

should do it.

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Thanks for the response. This looks like it will do the trick but I'm getting a syntax error on line 5. Any ideas? –  Ryso Jun 27 '12 at 0:57
yeah, sorry. missed the brackets. –  Max Gherkins Jun 27 '12 at 0:57
which brackets? –  Ryso Jun 27 '12 at 1:07
i already edited the answer. the ones behind is_user_logged_in where initially missing... was that it? –  Max Gherkins Jun 27 '12 at 1:09
No, still getting the error on line 5 –  Ryso Jun 27 '12 at 1:11
if($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] != '.../' || $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] != '.../'){

   if(!is_user_logged_in()) {
       wp_redirect( '', 301 ); exit;

This basically tests to see if you are on a specific page, before executing the redirect, if the first statement returns true, and the user is not logged in it will redirect.

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