WordPress Deactivate Plugin Depending On login User

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Deactivate Plugin

There are a few different ways to conditionally deactivate or activate a plugin based on the logged-in user’s role in WordPress. One way is to use the is_user_logged_in() function, along with wp_get_current_user() to check the user’s role, and then use the deactivate_plugins() and activate_plugins() functions to deactivate or activate the plugin as needed.

Here’s an example of how you might use these functions to deactivate a plugin called “Example Plugin” for users with the role of “subscriber”:

 
 
 
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if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
    $current_user = wp_get_current_user();
    if ( in_array( 'subscriber', (array) $current_user->roles ) ) {
        deactivate_plugins( 'example-plugin/example-plugin.php' );
    }
}

Alternatively, you could use current_user_can() function to check if a user has a specific capability.

 
 
 
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if ( is_user_logged_in() && ! current_user_can( 'edit_posts' ) ) {
    deactivate_plugins( 'example-plugin/example-plugin.php' );
}

You can also use activate_plugins() to activate the plugin for certain users.

It is important to note that if you use the above code, it will only work once. If you need to deactivate a plugin based on user roles, you need to use a plugin like ‘User Role Editor’ and then you will be able to assign certain role the capability to use certain plugin.

Another approach you can use is to create a simple plugin which will handle all the actions related to plugin activation/deactivation based on user roles, this way you can keep your code in a more organized manner.

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