I would like to redirect all non-logged in users to a specific page if they are directly trying to access:

  • Any category archive
  • Any tag archive
  • Any single post

I'm trying to use this code in child theme's functions.php, but it is not working.

add_action( 'template_redirect', 'redirect_to_specific_page' );
function redirect_to_specific_page() {
    if ( is_page_template( 'single-post' ) && ! is_user_logged_in() ) {
        wp_redirect( '/', 301 );

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Here's an updated version of the code that successfully redirects users who are not logged in to a specific page when they try and view a tag or category archive or a singular post.

add_action( 'template_redirect', 'wpse_redirect_to_specific_page' );
function wpse_redirect_to_specific_page() {
    // Bail if the user is logged in.
    if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {

    // Redirect to a special page if the user is trying to access
    // a category or tag archive or a single post.
    if ( is_category() || is_tag() || is_singular( 'post' ) ) {

        // Set the ID of the page to redirect to.
        // Change the ID to the desired page to redirect to.
        $redirect_to_page_id = 1086;

        wp_safe_redirect( get_permalink( $redirect_to_page_id ), 301 );

Handling custom taxonomies

If you'd like to redirect custom taxonomy archive pages, you could add is_tax() to the conditional statement that wraps the redirect code.

Handling custom post types

If you'd like to do the same for all post type singular pages, you could use is_singular() without passing the post parameter, or for specific post types, pass an array of post type names.

  • Worked perfectly! Thanx! But, as a relative newbie on this stuff, I am curious how I would go about defining specific cats and tags. I tried to add them in this way, but it didnt work. What am I doing wrong? if ( is_category('test','test-2')
    – Odell
    Jul 10, 2017 at 13:44
  • Glad to hear! Your'e on the right track, but pass multiple category or tag slugs as an array, e.g. is_category( array( 'test', 'test-2' ) ). Jul 10, 2017 at 19:01

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