Front-End Users

Hides the WordPress admin section from specified user roles, allows users to edit their settings from the front-end, and more.

Author:Tom Benner (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:3.3.2
Plugin version:1.2.2
Added to WordPress repository:04-06-2011
Last updated:04-01-2012
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/front-end...
Total downloads:20 716
Active installs:40+
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Front-End Users is a WordPress plugin that prevents specified user roles from accessing the WordPress admin section (the pages in /wp-admin/), sets up a profile editing page on the front-end, and allows for customization of front-end user-specific pages. This allows you to hide all of the WordPress back-end from specified roles (e.g. Subscribers) and instead present to them a profile editing page (and, optionally, other user-specific pages) that have the same layout as the rest of the site. The front-end functionality is available to all roles, but you can choose which roles are able to access the WordPress admin section (by default, only Administrators have access to it).

Front-End Users also makes it easy to:

  • Display user-specific links that depend on the login state (e.g. “Sign in | Register”, “John | Sign out”, “John | Dashboard | Sign out”)
  • Change the URL of the profile editing page and other user-specific pages
  • Add other user-specific pages and display a menu of all of some of these pages
  • Determine whether the current user has access to the admin section

The documentation for the hooks is in example_hooks.php, and the documentation for the functions is in functions.php.

If the User Avatar plugin is also installed, the avatar-editing functionality it provides will be shown on the front-end user settings page.

If you’d like to grab development releases, see what new features are being added, or browse the source code please visit the GitHub repo.


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