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I am trying to use auth_redirect to automatically redirected not logged-in visitors when then visit a specific page. Here is the code I use:

function wpse16975_check_if_logged_in(){
    $pageid = 29;
    if(is_page($pageid)) auth_redirect();

The redirection works (I see the login page), but when I log in, I see the login page again. There is no way to access to the protected page because the browser keeps redirecting it to the login page.

I saw this question and its answer from @chrisguitarguy and modify my code to this :

function wpse16975_check_if_logged_in(){
    $pageid = 29;
    if(!is_user_logged_in() && is_page($pageid)) {
    $url = add_query_arg(

This code solved my problem : a logged in user can now access to the page. The question is : why cannot simply use auth_redirect ?

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did you manage to solve this? This is happening to me too.. I am getting stuck on the login page. Thanks! –  enriqg9 Jul 30 '13 at 22:28
@enriqg9 : See my answer below and tell me if it solves your problem. –  Fabien Quatravaux Jul 30 '13 at 23:31

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The problem is that this function is normally used in the backend. To use it in the frontend, you need to add the following filter:

add_filter( 'auth_redirect_scheme', 'wpse16975_check_loggedin' );
function wpse16975_check_loggedin(){
    return 'logged_in';

Then auth_redirect() will work as expected : redirect users to the login form if they are not logged in.

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Cool! This fixed it for me too - weird it worked fine on another site without this fixed... thanks a lot! –  andrux Aug 19 '14 at 0:35

See in the end of this

if (! is_user_logged_in())
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