I am trying to display a logout link when users are logged in and make it disappear when they are not logged in.

The code I have so far works for the login and register links due to a plugin that I have installed, so 'login' and 'register' disappear just fine, now for logout I need some assistance... Here is the code:

<ul id="login-navigation">
<?php if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
          $user = wp_get_current_user();
          echo 'Welcome <strong>'.$user->display_name.'!</strong> ';
} else { ?>
    <a href="/wp-login.php?action=register" class="simplemodal-register" >Register</a>
<?php }
wp_loginout( get_permalink() ); ?>

2 Answers 2


Try using wp_loginout(). It automatically handles those conditions.

  • Sorry Im somewhat of a noob. How can I implement this? Aug 3, 2012 at 6:54
  • put the above function wherever you want the login/logout link to appear thats it. This would show a logout link when the user is logged in and viceversa. Aug 3, 2012 at 6:57
  • I changed the code how you suggested, it's above. I made it so that it redirects to the current page but when I try to login from home it takes me to a post. Aug 3, 2012 at 7:17
  • paste your updated code Aug 3, 2012 at 7:30
  • Its the one in the post. That's how it looks now. See how I added <?php wp_loginout( get_permalink() ); ?> Aug 3, 2012 at 8:15

Try this:

<ul id="login-navigation" >
    if (is_user_logged_in()) {
        $user = wp_get_current_user();
        echo __('Welcome') . ' <strong>' . $user->display_name . '!</strong> ';
    } else { ?>
        <a href="<?php echo site_url('wp-login.php?action=register') ?>" class="simplemodal-register" ><?php echo __('Register'); ?></a>
    <?php } ?>
    <?php wp_loginout( $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] ); ?>

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