Is there a is_user_logged_in() function for Wordpress MU / Multisite (3.0+) where I can add in the network site ID like is_user_logged_in(2) where 2 would be the site_id?


After a little digging I came up with the code below. Unfortunately it does not work.

//don't use this. does not work.
function mu_logged_in($blog_id){
        $status = is_user_logged_in();
    return $status;

anu's answer and comments are good.

also, make sure you have the cookie domain set correctly in the wp-config.php file :)

  • Can you explain the use case? Jun 27, 2011 at 14:22

1 Answer 1


Yes, and no!

The way users work in a multisite scenario is that there is a single pool of users, who are then associated with blogs.

So, logged in status is common across all the blogs, but you can use is_blog_user($blog_id) to determine whether the current logged in user is a member of that blog. An example:

if (is_user_logged_in()) {
  if (is_blog_user(4)) echo "Current user is a member of blog 4";

Codex page for is_blog_user()

  • I had something a little different in mind. I've added to to the question, but I think yours is very useful, too.
    – cwd
    Jun 27, 2011 at 15:55
  • Your answer will probably return true for any logged in user, no matter which blog that user is a member of.
    – anu
    Jun 27, 2011 at 15:58
  • You're right. It still only works for the current blog. But you see what I was trying to get at? I have a blog that the user will not be logged into, but I want to display information if they are logged into a different blog in the network. Any ideas?
    – cwd
    Jun 27, 2011 at 16:24
  • You're missing the point. A user's logged in status is 'global' - ie once that user has logged in, then that user is logged into all blogs with 'subscriber' as the default role.
    – anu
    Jun 27, 2011 at 16:29
  • 4
    Small hint. The function is_blog_user() is deprecated and the new functions to get this data is is_user_member_of_blog( $user_id, $blog_id ).
    – bueltge
    Jul 23, 2013 at 7:19

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