After a new user creates an account and logs in, the subscriber lands at the /wp-admin/profile.php page. With certain demographics, I've found some users tend to get stuck there.

I'd like to be able to add HTML such as a descriptive paragraph with links to areas on the site, to the top of the Subscriber level Profile page; if possible between the 'Profile' header and 'Personal Details'.

Uses for this include directing users back to applications, specific forms, etc.

Pseudo code for envisioned profile.php is:


if user is subscriber, then echo:

<div class="subscriberProfile">
    <p>Looking for the <a href="http://example.com/form">Example Form</a>?</p>

Thank you in advance.

  • Why not just redirect after login, to a different page altogether? Personally I don't like dropping the user into their profile page...would rather have a nicer page to land on.
    – C C
    Sep 14, 2016 at 23:50
  • That's definitely plausible for sites where users have only one segment of subscribers; i.e. users only register for x, etc., but if users are registering for a-z, the landing page could become less effective. I could definitely see myself using that for a registration exclusive to applications, etc.
    – beta208
    Sep 15, 2016 at 12:10

1 Answer 1


Add this code to your functions.php to add a notice for users with the subscriber role on their profile and dashboard admin pages.

function wpse239290_user_welcome_notice() {
    // Make sure that the user is assigned to the subscriber role, specifically.
    // Alternatively, capabilities can be checked with current_user_can(), but roles are not supposed to be checked this way.
    $user = wp_get_current_user();
    if ( ! in_array( 'subscriber', $user->roles ) ) {

    // Make sure the profile or dashboard screens are being viewed.
    $screen = get_current_screen();
    if ( ! $screen || ( 'profile' !== $screen->id && 'dashboard' !== $screen->id ) ) {

    // Show a friendly green notice, and allow it to be dismissed (it will re-appear if the page is reloaded though).
    $class = 'notice notice-success is-dismissible';

    // Customize the HTML to  fit your preferences.
    $message = '<p>Looking for the <a href="http://example.com/form">Example Form</a></p>';

    printf( '<div class="%1$s"><div class="subscriberProfile">%2$s</div></div>', $class, $message ); 
add_action( 'admin_notices', 'wpse239290_user_welcome_notice' );
  • I'll give this a shot in the dev environment. I'm assuming this goes on functions.php rather than the profile.php template? I'll find out soon enough.
    – beta208
    Sep 15, 2016 at 12:08
  • How could I make this apply to the dashboard too? if ( ! $screen || 'profile' !== $screen->id ) { return; } something about OR 'dashboard'
    – beta208
    Sep 15, 2016 at 13:40
  • 1
    Sure! Updated the code so that it works on the dashboard too. Sep 15, 2016 at 14:19
  • 1
    Thanks Dave. This has been really helpful. PS: Dave Romsey ~ Ramsey, that's priceless. Thanks for formatting the post. That is helpful to know too.
    – beta208
    Sep 15, 2016 at 14:25

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