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Redirect Front-end


A small plugin that lets you “hide” the front-end of a site, all front-end requests of logged-in users are redirected to the WP Dashboard (filterable).

Useful mainly for developers, if you’re developing a site and want to give users access to see the dashboard while you’re working on the front-end. Also can be used if you have a site with no front-end and always want users to stay on the dashboard.

Filters included:

  • rfe_redirect_caps: Control capabilities required to bypass redirect, lets Administrators access front-end by default (default: manage_options)
  • rfe_redirect_url: Change the redirect URL (default: admin_url())


  1. Upload the redirect-frontend to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it.


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  • Initial release