WordPress - Check if user is logged in

I am fairly new to WordPress. On my homepage I have a navigation bar which I only want to show to people who are logged in as users.

In my header.php the function is_logged_in doesn't seem to work.

I want to place a condition in my header.php file to check if the user has logged in (and then display the navigation).

Any advice would be helpful.


Use the is_user_logged_in function:

if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
   // your code for logged in user 
} else {
   // your code for logged out user 

Try following code that worked fine for me

global $current_user;

Then, use following code to check whether user has logged in or not.

if ($current_user->ID == '') { 
    //show nothing to user
else { 
    //write code to show menu here

get_current_user_id() will return the current user id (an integer), or will return 0 if the user is not logged in.

if (get_current_user_id()) {
   // display navbar here

More details here get_current_user_id().

I think that. When guest is launching page, but Admin is not logged in we don`t show something, for example the Chat.

add_action('init', 'chat_status');

function chat_status(){

    if( get_option('admin_logged') === 1) { echo "<style>.chat{display:block;}</style>";}
        else { echo "<style>.chat{display:none;}</style>";}


add_action('wp_login', function(){

    if( wp_get_current_user()->roles[0] == 'administrator' ) update_option('admin_logged', 1);

add_action('wp_logout', function(){
    if( wp_get_current_user()->roles[0] == 'administrator' ) update_option('admin_logged', 0);

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