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We currently have a setup where anyone can register as a user and their own 'page' gets created manually by admin. We need a menu option to be something like 'View Your Page' and direct a user to their own page. I can't get my head around it as there is no current link between the user and the page that's created manually...any thoughts?


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Are you sure you want to manually associate a "page" with each user? Wouldn't you rather have a "user" page which is rendered differently depending on the user? Perhaps if you were a bit more elaborate on what are your goals, it could be easier to help you. – Sunyatasattva Mar 4 '13 at 2:04
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I've answered a similar Question and the same code can be adapted for this case. This creates a Meta Box where you can assign a user to a specific post/page, and the information is stored as a Custom Field. The following can be put in functions.php or in a functionality plugin (see: Where to put my code: plugin or functions.php?):

/* Define the custom box */
add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'authors_meta_box_wpse_89213' );

/* Do something with the data entered */
add_action( 'save_post', 'save_postdata_wpse_89213', 10, 2 );

function authors_meta_box_wpse_89213() 
    global $current_user;
    if( !current_user_can( 'delete_plugins' ) )

        __( 'Page of user' ), 


function authors_box_wpse_89213() 
    global $post;

    $selected_user = get_post_meta( $post->ID, 'users_dropdown', true);
    $users_list = get_users();

    // Use nonce for verification
    wp_nonce_field( plugin_basename( __FILE__ ), 'noncename_wpse_89213' );

    echo '<div class="element">
        <select name="users_dropdown" id="users_dropdown">
        <option value="">- Select -</option>';

    foreach( $users_list as $user ) {
          echo '<option value="'.$user->ID.'" ' . selected( $selected_user, $user->ID, false ) . '>'.$user->data->display_name.'</option>';

    echo '</select></div>';

function save_postdata_wpse_89213( $post_id, $post_object ) 
    // verify if this is an auto save routine. 
    if ( defined( 'DOING_AUTOSAVE' ) && DOING_AUTOSAVE )  

    // verify this came from the our screen and with proper authorization,
    if ( !isset( $_POST['noncename_wpse_89213'] ) || !wp_verify_nonce( $_POST['noncename_wpse_89213'], plugin_basename( __FILE__ ) ) )

    // Correct post type
    if ( isset( $_POST['post_type'] ) && 'page' != $_POST['post_type'] ) 

    // OK, we're authenticated: we need to find and save the data

    //sanitize user input
    $u_id = ( isset( $_POST['users_dropdown'] ) ) ? intval( $_POST['users_dropdown'] ) : false;

    if( $u_id )
        update_post_meta( $post_id, 'users_dropdown', $_POST['users_dropdown'] );
        delete_post_meta( $post_id, 'users_dropdown' );

With that in place, you can do something like this in a theme template file to display the "User Page" link:

if( is_user_logged_in() ) 
    global $current_user;
    $args = array(
            'post_type' => 'page',
            'numberposts' => 1,
    $user_page = get_posts( $args );
    if( $user_page )
        $permalink = get_permalink( $user_page[0]->ID );
        echo "<a href='$permalink'>View your page</a>";
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Does the first code section go in the functions.php file and the second in the page template file? – Sean Hawkins Mar 10 '13 at 12:05
@SeanHawkins, updated the Answer to clarify the position of each block of code. – brasofilo Mar 10 '13 at 12:16
Thanks, will give it a go. – Sean Hawkins Mar 10 '13 at 12:24
What would need changing to do the same thing for a post? Also, could the 'view your page' link appear in navigation rather than a static link? Thanks for your help. – Sean Hawkins Mar 10 '13 at 12:31
Your Question asks specifically for page. Do you want both or changed your mind about the post type? IMO, the navigation issue would deserve a new Question. – brasofilo Mar 10 '13 at 12:35

IF you name the pages with the username for example www.site.com/author-page/jhon_doe you can try something like this;

$user =  wp_get_current_user();

$username = $user->user_login;
<a href="http://www.site.com/author-page/<?php echo $username;?>"> View your page</a>

Try to use a unique field or ID to name the pages to make it work. See more of wp_get_current_user() to see all fields available

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