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Tried to make a simple redirect for some users I don't want to access the wp-admin/, so I did this code:

function no_admin_access() {
    if ( !current_user_can( 'delete_posts' ) ) {
        wp_redirect( site_url( '/' ) ); exit;
add_action('admin_init', 'no_admin_access');

But when I then try to make a ajax request with those users, the that is also redirected so I never get to admin-ajax.php

Anybody who has a good work around for this ?



    type: 'POST',
    url: MyAjax.ajaxurl,
    data: {
        action: 'mux_ajax_delete_pix',
        pid: $this.attr('data-id')
    success: function(){
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Please show your complete AJAX related code - I'm pretty sure that you're simply locking yourself out. (Happens to the best). – kaiser Oct 23 '12 at 15:50
I have added the Ajax code, but Bainternet answer below worked. – Kristian Primdal Oct 24 '12 at 11:58
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can and a check for the DOING_AJAX constant which is defined on an Ajax in your conditional check:

function no_admin_access()
    if (
        // Don't do this for AJAX calls
        ! defined( 'DOING_AJAX' ) 
        // Capability check
        && ! current_user_can( 'delete_posts' ) 
        // Redirect to home/front page
        wp_redirect( site_url( '/' ) );
        // Never ever(!) forget to exit(); or die(); after a redirect
add_action( 'admin_init', 'no_admin_access' );
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Thanks, it worked – Kristian Primdal Oct 24 '12 at 11:56
Works great on the backend, but doesn't work for front end posting. Authors can't upload images with this solution on the front end. Still can't find a way around that... – Jake Jun 17 '13 at 17:38

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