Sometimes, you may have a site that you want to be viewed by only logged in users. Especially if it’s some type of internal tool used by a private company or group. I recently needed to this on a site I was using to test out some themes, so I thought I would share it in case someone out there needed something similar.

It’s not a very complicated plugin but it gets the job done.

Here’s the code:

Plugin Name: Private Site
Description: Site is only viewable by logged in users.
Author: c.bavota
Version: 1.0.0
Author URI:
class Bavotasan_Private {
	public function __construct() {
		add_action( 'init', array( $this, 'init' ) );

	public function init() {
		if ( ! is_user_logged_in() && ! $this->is_login() ) {
			wp_redirect( admin_url() );

	public function is_login() {
    	return in_array( $GLOBALS['pagenow'], array( 'wp-login.php', 'wp-register.php' ) );
$bavotasan_private = new Bavotasan_Private;

You can download it through the link below.