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I am trying to restrict access to wp-admin so that only administrators and editors are allowed. At the moment I am using this function:

function restrict_admin(){
    //if not administrator, kill WordPress execution and provide a message
    if ( ! current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) ) {
        wp_die( __('You are not allowed to access this part of the site') );
    }
}
add_action( 'admin_init', 'restrict_admin', 1 );

But this does the job only for administrator; editors are not allowed to access this part of the site. What can I do?

  • What is different from the default behavior of Wordpress and what you want to implement exactly – Ramhound May 9 '13 at 13:07
  • I want that editors could view information from wp-admin, but not having permission to change it. – user2358350 May 9 '13 at 13:11
  • Seems like the default permission system built-into Wordpress should handle a situation like this. There already is a tested and proven plug-in that allows you adjust the roles: wordpress.org/support/plugin/user-role-editor and a description of the default roles: en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/#changing-user-roles just took my until now to realize you didn't write the code you posted. You can also add new roles: wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members and efine the exact permissins you want. – Ramhound May 9 '13 at 13:32
  • I tested the code above and both Editors and Administrators are able to access the DashBoard whereas simple users are not. – user76229 Jul 15 '15 at 9:54
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You're correct in that you should be checking for a capability. However, manage options is only given to administrators by default. You should check against a capability that both editors and administrators have such as delete_others_posts.

function restrict_admin(){
//if not administrator, kill WordPress execution and provide a message
    if ( ! current_user_can( 'delete_others_posts' ) ) {
        wp_die( __('You are not allowed to access this part of the site') );
    }
}
add_action( 'admin_init', 'restrict_admin', 1 );

See roles and capabilities from the codex.

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You can also use this :

<?php if( current_user_can('editor') || current_user_can('administrator') ) {  ?> 
    // stuff here for admins or editors
<?php } ?>

For detailed reference check this another thread on stack.

Thanks

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  • From the codex, "Passing role names to current_user_can() is discouraged as this is not guaranteed to work correctly" – Andrew Bartel Mar 31 '17 at 17:00
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For me, since per Codex Passing role names to current_user_can() is discouraged as this is not guaranteed to work correctly (see #22624), best option is something like this.

$user = wp_get_current_user();
$allowed_roles = array('administrator','editor');

if(array_intersect($allowed_roles, $user->roles)){
    //user have $allowed_roles
}
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