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I have an install set up along the lines of this tutorial, whereby my core files (wp-admin, wp-includes) are separate from the content folder:

/wp/wp-load.php etc

So far everything is working great; the core and plugins are loaded via svn:externals and working fine. The only issue I've stumbled on is trying to run a simple function to streamline the admin area for the client. Currently I'm trying the following, which has worked on regular installs (with the wp-content folder in the same directory as the other folders):

add_action( 'admin_init', 'remove_menu_pages' );

function remove_menu_pages() {

global $current_user;
    $current_user = wp_get_current_user();
    $current_user_id = $current_user->ID; // get the user ID

    if ($current_user_id != '1') { // End client will have user id of 2

    // Remove the "Tools" menu


This has worked fine in the past, but doesn't seem to work in the new setup. As far as I can tell, I'm having trouble hooking into admin'_init; I've also tried enqueuing a stylesheet for the admin area without any luck. Am I missing something obvious?

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closed as too localized by brasofilo, s_ha_dum, toscho Apr 12 '13 at 2:55

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As far as you can tell? Can you confirm whether or not the action is firing? Just putting a die('action fired'); inside remove_menu_pages should be all it takes. – vancoder Apr 11 '13 at 17:45
Thanks to @vancoder's suggestion, I managed to track down the issue. As per Sod's law it was a improperly closed function further up the functions file. Problem solved! – Dre Apr 11 '13 at 18:10

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