Logged In? Or Not? WordPress Can Check!


Today’s a quick post, but it’s worthwhile if you’re using WordPress as a Content Management System.  A lot of times people utilize the built in account system (user logins) to showcase membership data, ecommerce data, and a whole lot more.  I found a need at one point to show different data to people depending on whether or not they were logged in.  Turns out, WordPress has a built in function for it:


if ( is_user_logged_in() ) { ?>
<!–Logged In Stuff–>
<?php } else { ?>
<!–Logged Out Stuff–>
<?php } ?>


You could replace those with menus to have separate menus that show up depending on whether you are logged in or not.  You could even have a log-in button for people who aren’t logged in, and a welcome text message for anyone who is.  The possibilities are endless, and it’s as simple as pasting the template tag into your theme files.