I'd like to know if it's possible to display a page only for users that registered before a specific date. Example : I want to display a page (or its content) only for users registered before 1st February 2016.

  • Do you mean show something different, or have a page that can only be accessed by logged in users that registered before that date? – kraftner Feb 29 '16 at 15:23
  • Best is only be accessed by logged in users that registered before that date. – Guenfood Feb 29 '16 at 15:25

This is a basic function to get the current user and compare it with a custom DateTime to see if the user registered earlier or later:

function wpse_219284_registered_before( $date_time ) {

    $user = wp_get_current_user();

    $registered_before = false;

    if ( $user instanceof WP_User ) {
        $registered = new DateTime( $user->data->user_registered );
        $limit = new DateTime( $date_time );
        return $registered < $limit;

    return $registered_before;

Be aware that this defaults to false for e.g. unregistered users.

You can e.g. use it in your templates like this:

if ( wpse_219284_registeredBefore( '2015-06-25' ) ) {
} else {
    echo "Registered too late to read this. The early bird catches the worm.";
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    Hope you don't mind the edit. wp_get_current_user() relies on global $current_user, which gets sets inside wp_set_current_user(), but relies on get_currentuserinfo(), which can return FALSE or simply NULL. On top of it, it is filterable, so the only reliable way is to check for an instanceof \WP_User. Also you might want to set the return value to FALSE instead of returning the date as else it might be TRUE in any case ;) – kaiser Feb 29 '16 at 16:34
  • Thanks for clearing up the global issue. I don't get the part with returning date though. – kraftner Feb 29 '16 at 16:37
  • Ah, sorry. That was me messing up $date_time and $registered_before. – kaiser Feb 29 '16 at 16:53
  • Thanks for your answer. My database prefix is different that wp. Must i change something in the code ? – Guenfood Mar 1 '16 at 12:22

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