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What is the easiest method to make all my articles accessible only to registered users?

My homepage contains titles and excerpts but I want to allow access to the full content only to registered users.

I remember there was an admin setting for that but I cannot find it.

Maybe Im wrong. Any ideas?

Thanks.

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You could hook into template_redirect, check if it is a singular page (post, page, custom post type) and force a log in:

add_action( 'template_redirect', 'login_to_see_content' );

function login_to_see_content()
{
    if ( is_singular() && ! is_user_logged_in() )
        auth_redirect(); // does nothing for logged in users
}

As suggested by @s_ha_dum in the comments, an additional ! is_user_logged_in() might be necessary. In theory, it shouldn’t (and it isn’t in my setup).

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  • Thanks. Where do I add this? functions.php ? – p.a. May 24 '13 at 7:14
  • @p.a. Make a little plugin, so you can turn it off easily. – fuxia May 24 '13 at 7:15
  • Thanks, my needs are minimal so I ll just drop this into functions.php. I just check for a "public" category and redirect for all other categories to the login box. – p.a. May 24 '13 at 10:02
  • No it does not work; it always redirects me to login. Even if I am connected as admin! In addition, when redirected, login does not work! I supply valid credentials and return to login screen. – p.a. May 24 '13 at 15:43
  • @p.a. I tested my solution: It works. Do you have by any chance another plugin enabled that breaks this functionality? – fuxia May 24 '13 at 18:09
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I recommend a plugin like User Access Manager for that purpose. It gives more function and control than using native function such as making posts Private.

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