How to disable profile.php for users?

I am using wordpress 4.2.2 and i am using buddypress latest version. I want all my users customize their profile at buddypress profile page. So i want to disable profile.php for the users. I hide the profile link from dashboard by the WP admin UI customize plugin.But when anyone type url mysite/wp-admin/profile.php it's appear on browser.So i want to escape from the problem and want to disable profile.php for the users. What should i do to do this?

Answers 3

  • Redirect from profile.php to the dashboard

    Here's one way to do it:

    add_action( 'load-profile.php', function() {
        if( ! current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) )
            exit( wp_safe_redirect( admin_url() ) );
    } );
    

    where we redirect to the dashboard instead, if the current user can't manage options.

    Redirect from profile.php to the current user's member page

    If you want to redirect to the member's profile page, you could try (untested):

    add_action( 'load-profile.php', function() {
        if( ! current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) && function_exists( 'bp_core_get_user_domain' ) )
            exit( wp_safe_redirect( bp_core_get_user_domain( get_current_user_id() ) ) );
    } );
    

    The bp_core_get_user_domain() function is mentioned in this answer, few years ago, by @BooneGorges.

    I just checked the BP source and this function is still available in BP 2.3 (see here).

    For PHP < 5.3

    add_action( 'load-profile.php', 'wpse_195353_profile_redirect_to_dashboard' );
    function wpse_195353_profile_redirect_to_dashboard()
    {
        if( ! current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) )
            exit( wp_safe_redirect( admin_url() ) );
    }
    

    and

    add_action( 'load-profile.php', 'wpse_195353_profile_redirect_to_member_page' );
    function wpse_195353_profile_redirect_to_member_page()
    {
        if( ! current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) && function_exists( 'bp_core_get_user_domain' ) )
            exit( wp_safe_redirect( bp_core_get_user_domain( get_current_user_id() ) ) );
    }
    

    but you should consider updating your PHP if that's the case.


  • The following code* will redirect non-admin to a custom profile page in the front end, because instead of disabling you need to redirect them to your custom page. :)

    <?php
    add_action ('init' , 'wpse_redirect_profile_access');
    
    function wpse_redirect_profile_access(){
            //admin won't be affected
            if (current_user_can('manage_options')) return '';
    
            //if we're at admin profile.php page
            if (strpos ($_SERVER ['REQUEST_URI'] , 'wp-admin/profile.php' )) {
                wp_redirect ( home_url( '/my-profile' )); // to page like: example.com/my-profile/
                exit();
            }
    
    }
    

    *Source^


  • I like this one. You can add amin pages to the array to redirect them. I have it redirecting to dashboard below, but you can redirect to buddypress url as well... I'm just not sure what that url is since I don't use BP very often.

       function no_proflie_admin_pages_redirect() {
          global $pagenow;
          if(!current_user_can('manage_options')) {
              $admin_redirects = array(
                        'profile.php'
                    );
              if(in_array($pagenow, $admin_redirects)){
                wp_redirect( admin_url('/') ); exit;
              }
          }
        }
        add_action('admin_init', 'no_proflie_admin_pages_redirect');
    

    You can also hide any additional profile.php links with simple css:

    function hide_any_profile_links() { ?>
        <style type="text/css">
            a[href="http://disputebills.com/wp-admin/profile.php"], a[href="profile.php"]{
                display: none!important;
            }
        </style>
    <?php }
    add_action('admin_head', 'hide_any_profile_links', 999);
    

    The above could also be achieved with jquery or using php and the output buffer.


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