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I have a page like a welcome page which should be visited only once by each subscriber. After registration, they will redirected on my welcome page. Then I want that page not be available on same user for the second time, if the will try, I want them to be redirected. Is this possible?, should I use plugin? Thanks. :)

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What you want probably isn't strictly possible. If you set a cookie, there is always a chance that the user has deleted it. You can work around this for logged in users by tracking them in the db, but even together you don't have 100% certainty that the users will not get back to that "one time only" page. That may be the best you can do though. –  s_ha_dum Dec 10 '12 at 14:56
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Following code should work. Please replace page ID and redirected url with your own.

add_action( 'send_headers', 'welcome_redirect' );
function welcome_redirect() {
    global $wp;
    // check if it is a welcome page
    if($wp->query_vars['p'] == 1){
            setcookie("welcome_visited", 1, time()+3600000, "/");   // set cookie 
        else {
            header('Location: '.get_site_url()); // redirect to homepage
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