My website allows users to publish and manage posts from frontend. I've created a kind of account section where they have all their posts published which they can edit and delete. They can even delete posts through the post page (single.php). So 2 cases:

  • My account page (listing all posts): quick actions -> delete post. It works fine, not being necessary a redirect. The page refresh and post is gone.
  • The internal post page (single.php): actions -> delete. In this case I should redirect my people to their account page or wherever else because they get a not_found page after the action. This is my problem.

I could specify a wp_redirect(get_permalink(my_account_page_id)) during the action but my functions is not in-page and it's called through do_action by my functions.php. So I should check every time if they are into their account or in the internal post page (single.php). I've even tried using $pagenow but without success.

My action in functions.php call a modal and looks like:

add_action('delete_post', 'delete_p_function');
    function delete_p_function($pid) { 
        global $wpdb; $pagenow;
        $delete = 'delete_'.$pid;
            if($pagenow == 'single.php'):
        } ?>
        <div id="delete-<?php echo $pid?>" class="modal fade" role="dialog">
            <div class="modal-dialog">
                <form method="post" class="top-15 text-center">
                        <input type="submit" name="delete_<?php echo $pid?>" class="submit_red" value="<?php _e("Delete",'KleeiaDev'); ?>" style="width:100%; text-align:center"/>

    <?php }

Of course if is not single.php there is no action in <form> so the page will be refreshed. So it's fine for the listing page. But how can i check if is in page single.php?

PS. I've even tried is_page_template() without success.

  • Somebody can give me a direction? Thanks – middlelady Jun 6 '16 at 11:29

I think that this native function will help you:

 if ( is_single() ) {
     //do stuff

You will find more information in the WP developers section. It works for any post type, except attachments and pages.

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  • I've tried and debug says 'Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by...'. How can I manage this problem? Basically the redirect does not take place. – middlelady Jun 6 '16 at 14:43
  • Can you copy here all the warning message? – Capiedge Jun 6 '16 at 15:45
  • I've actually solved and thank you for your support! – middlelady Jun 7 '16 at 8:38

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