My site requires login before viewing any page and it works great:

function wpse_131562_redirect() {
if ( !is_user_logged_in() ) 
add_action('template_redirect', 'wpse_131562_redirect');

But obviously this means the link to the lost-password page just redirects back to the login page. I've tried changing it to:

function wpse_131562_redirect() {
if ( !is_user_logged_in() || (!ispage('lost-password') ))
add_action('template_redirect', 'wpse_131562_redirect');

But it has the same problem, and when I tried to use wp_lostpassword_url it broke completely.

How can I restrict access to everything other than the lost-password page?


1 Answer 1


I believe your if statement is incorrect it should be an AND (&&) not OR

so try

if ( ! is_user_logged_in() && ! is_page( 'lost-password' ) ) {


Try using $object = get_queried_object() for checking the post slug

$object = get_queried_object();
if ( ! is_user_logged_in() && ( ! $object || 'my-account' !== $object->post_name ) ) {
  // ...

EDIT 2 The page slug was wrong so updated in the second example

  • Thank you, I just tried that and I'm afraid it has the same problem. It redirects to domain.com/…
    – Lyall
    Dec 7, 2018 at 16:02
  • @Lyall I have updated my answer with a different solution which uses get_queried_object instead, let me know if that works :)
    – jrmd
    Dec 7, 2018 at 16:10
  • Close! The page loads but it has an error at the top of the page - Warning: Use of undefined constant is_user_logged_in - assumed 'is_user_logged_in' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/45/d622530085/htdocs/xxxx/domain/wp-content/themes/exoplanet/functions.php on line 288
    – Lyall
    Dec 7, 2018 at 16:15
  • (I will move this to the child theme functions later today)
    – Lyall
    Dec 7, 2018 at 16:16
  • @Lyall that was meant to be a function call, my bad I'll update it
    – jrmd
    Dec 7, 2018 at 16:21

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