Am using a third party plugin(eg. ABC Plugin). And their code doesn't have any hooks or filters. And they don't provide customization based on our requirements.

So if I modify the plugin code, I would have to duplicate the changes each time when an update is available for that plugin.

Hence I decided to create a plugin, that will work along with the other plugin, and make the necessary modifications.

Right now, I want to limit the access to a specific url of the plugin page (in admin panel), only to a specific user type. And the url is like https://mywebsite.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=abcplugin&route_name=customers__index

Am thinking to use the admin_init hook to check whether the current requested url is the above, by simply doing if( $_GET['page']=='abcplugin') && $_GET['route_name']=='customers__index')

But am not sure how to show the You do not have permission to access this page error message. Any inputs?

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It's done with wp_die().

Something along these lines:

if ( $no_user_access ) { wp_die( 'You do not have permission to access this page' ); }

See: https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_die/

  • Thank you. That helped.
    – Vpp Man
    Dec 18, 2019 at 17:54

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