i'm a young informatic engineer student who is developing his first wordpress website. It is a booking website when a client can see the available hours in certain local and book it, and the local can login with his account to check the books that he has and make new ones (for example, the ones booked by phone). What i want is to display different content depending on the account which is logged in. For example, the local can see and modify all the schedule, but the client can only see the available hours and book it. I dont know if it is possible, or if it is so difficult, so i would love any help or advice. Thank you guys.

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  • This is a fairly broad question - more specific ones tend to get more responses. Are you wanting people to log in and manage all this on the back end, or trying to keep it all on the front end? There may already be plugins available that can do what you're needing, it may just take some research and experimenting. You could also build your own theme if you're wanting everything managed on the front end, and use simple conditionals checking the current user's capabilities.
    – WebElaine
    Jun 1, 2020 at 19:06
  • It's not that broad. Surely the answer is just to check capabilities? Jun 1, 2020 at 19:13

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You are going to want to look at a few things. First, the WP_user object which will enable you to check if the user is even logged in. But you can also check capabilities with the has_cap method.

You can even define your own capabilities and apply them to users.

Then you would do something along these lines:


 $user = wp_get_current_user();
      // logged in user
     if( $user->has_cap('edit_users') ){
          // user can edit users
          // this user cannot do that
     // anon user

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