In my application there is notification system, when user click on that icon I want to make ajax call. The problem id it works fine for admin user (Debug : 200 ok), but not for subscriber user (Debug : 301 moved permanently).

Ajax call

$("#notifications-button").click(function() {

    type : 'POST',

    url: '<?php echo get_option('siteurl') . '/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php' ?>',
    success : function(data){



 function implement_ajax() {


    global $wpdb, $user_ID;

    $wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare("UPDATE wp_frm_items SET alerts_flag = 0 WHERE user_id = '". (int)$user_ID ."'" ));
add_action('wp_ajax_my_special_ajax_call', 'implement_ajax');
add_action('wp_ajax_nopriv_my_special_ajax_call', 'implement_ajax');//for users that are not logged in.

I do not able to get why this not working for subscriber? Is there anything wrong in code?

Thanks In Advance !

  • Show your code that you use to localize the script.
    – kaiser
    Mar 9, 2012 at 10:35
  • I am not making any kind of separation for specifc user , i just wanted to work this for all
    – Ajay Patel
    Mar 9, 2012 at 10:38
  • 1
    Not a solution to your question but it would be better to use admin_url('admin-ajax.php') rather than get_option('siteurl') . '/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php'. Mar 9, 2012 at 10:39
  • 1
    Do you have something like Role Scoper installed?... I've had problems with AJAX and Role Scoper before now. Mar 9, 2012 at 10:41
  • 1
    @AjayPatel And why did it then work for admin users? URis are the same for everyone...
    – kaiser
    Mar 9, 2012 at 10:46

2 Answers 2


The problem is a conflict with the plug-in Role Scoper. Deactivating the plug-in resolves the issue. As an alternative to Role Scoper, (I do not offer this as a recommendation, simply a suggestion), there is the plug-in Members.


Solving by make manual ajax call to test.php page


ini_set('html_errors', 0);
define('SHORTINIT', true);

require '../../../wp-load.php';
require( ABSPATH . WPINC . '/formatting.php' );
require( ABSPATH . WPINC . '/meta.php' );
require( ABSPATH . WPINC . '/post.php' );

// stuff goes here


    global $wpdb;
    $wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare("UPDATE wp_frm_items SET alerts_flag = 0 WHERE user_id = $uid" ));
  • You'll want to do some nonce checks (and perhaps permission checks), and also, look up how to use $wpdb->prepare. Right now the above would leave your database open to attack. Mar 9, 2012 at 14:18

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