I want to make login / logout function inside my header to display when the user is logged in Logged in as,{user name} where {user name} should be wrapped inside an anchor tag with a custom permalink inside the href attribute.

I've found this function <?php wp_loginout( $redirect, $echo ); ?> but I do not know if it's possible to modify this function to do what I need.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how can I do this ? Thank you !


You might be looking for a logged in conditional. From the WP Codex, you might be able to try in your theme (untested):

if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
    echo 'Logged in as ' . $current_user->user_firstname;


After consulting the WP Codex on the topic, I was able to display my user's identity using the following:

if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
    global $user_identity;
    echo 'Logged in as ' . $user_identity;
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  • I've tried it but it doesn't display, the user name, just "Logged in as, " – agis Feb 6 '14 at 12:55
  • I updated the answer with a tested solution. Hope that helps. – NW Tech Feb 6 '14 at 16:03

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