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<?php  
    /** 
     * Template Name: Custom Page Template
     */  

    get_header();

    if(is_user_logged_in()){
        // content for login user
    } 
    else {
        // https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_redirect/
        // wp_redirect() does not validate that the $location is a reference to the current host
        // That means this function is vulnerable to open redirects if you pass it a $location supplied by the user. 
        // So use it only when navigating to another website
        wp_safe_redirect('/wp-login.php');
        exit;
    }
?>

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Redirects are performed by outputting HTTP headers, wp_redirect() just adds some bits on top of it for flexibility.

Headers are only ever meant to be used before any and all output to a page, since that is how HTTP response is structured.

Hypothetically it could work in template if you make sure it fires before any output. Practically it is a normal practice to deal with redirects on an appropriate hook, before any template/output is ever reached. The common hook to use is template_redirect.

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  • I am debug my code and found warning like "header already sent". your suggestion is good but it was not worked. Thanks for your answer. Sep 22, 2017 at 5:00
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As I know you can use wp_redirect before content is sent to the browser. You should use hooks for that.

But you can use PHP header function

if ( TRUE ) {
header( "Location: " . home_url() );
die();
}

But I am not 100% sure is this header(Location) gonna make you problem with "headers already sent"

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try this code,

get_header();
global $current_user;
get_currentuserinfo();

if(is_user_logged_in()){
    // content for login user
} 
else {
$url = 'http://example.com';
wp_redirect($url);
    exit();
} 
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    Please explain how this solves the problem.
    – Milo
    Sep 21, 2017 at 12:56
  • Thanks for your responce but i am alredy try this thing in my template code, It's not working.. Sep 22, 2017 at 4:57

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