I need a code snippet to load css (extra style sheet?) when a author is logged in. This is for a custom dashboard and post "page".

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The screenshot is what i mean by post page. I want to hide stuf by css for only authors. Things within the red circles are things i want to hide.

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    Can you tell me what do you mean by "Custom dashboard"? Is it a WordPress page? Second thing is that what do you mean by post "page". Does it mean all the pages (post_type of 'page')? – Omar Tariq Dec 19 '15 at 17:49

If a user is not logged in then admin_head probably won't run. So let's just check their capabilities.

function my_custom_admin_head() {
    if ( ! current_user_can( 'have-fun' )) :
        #welcome-panel{display: none !important;}
        #wp-content-editor-tools{display: none !important;}
    <?php endif; // cant' have-fun
add_action( 'admin_head', 'my_custom_admin_head' );
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  • This is it! So i place my own css in the code and replace have-fun by administrator. Great! Always amazing how stange people help each other on these forums. Thanks everybody. – Arnolddew Dec 19 '15 at 22:16

Change $url according to your requirements. In the current state the $url links to a stylesheet custom-style.css located in your current active theme's subdirectory admin. I tested this code and it is working fine. Enjoy :-)

 * This function registers and enqueues styles on front-end if
 * logged-in user has a role 'author'.
function customStylesheetForAuthorsOnly() {

    /* Unique slug for the specific resource. */
    $handle = 'unique-css-stylesheet-handle';

    /* URL of the stylesheet (resource). */
    $url = get_template_directory_uri() . '/admin/custom-style.css';

    /* Array containing the handles of all the dependencies. */
    $dependencies = array();

    wp_register_style($handle, $url, $dependencies);

    global $current_user;

    /* Check if current user has 'author' in his roles */
    if(in_array('author', $current_user->roles) === true) {

add_action('admin_enqueue_scripts', 'customStylesheetForAuthorsOnly');
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  • Thanks. I will look in to it. For now it breaks my site. I also posted a screenshot for more info. Thanks again. – Arnolddew Dec 19 '15 at 19:14
  • @Arnolddew I've updated my answer. – Omar Tariq Dec 19 '15 at 19:43
  • You are right. This is the answer to my original Q. Thanks Omar. – Arnolddew Dec 20 '15 at 9:07

Get current user ID and compare it with post author ID. If they are equal then load extra style sheet.

To get current user ID use $user_ID = get_current_user_id();

To get post author ID use $author_ID = get_the_author();

The best practice to load style sheet is to use wp_enqueue_style() function.

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  • Thanks for your answer. Css and html are not a problem to me. But coding is. Do you maybe have a sugestion for a snipet? What about below, am i going in the right direction? codefunction wpdocs_enqueue_custom_admin_style() { wp_register_style( 'custom_wp_admin_css', get_template_directory_uri() . '/css/authorlayout.css', false, '1.0.0' ); wp_enqueue_style( 'custom_wp_admin_css' ); } add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'wpdocs_enqueue_custom_admin_style' );code – Arnolddew Dec 19 '15 at 17:22

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