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Restrict Lite


An easy way to limit what data is shown to users with a simple a shortcode. Any content placed inside the shortcode will be restricted to users with the correct capabilities.


To restrict just a section of content within a post or page, you may use shortcodes like this:

[restrict capability=”editor”] restricted content goes here [/restrict]


  • Using a shortcode with multiple roles in the WYSIWYG editor.


  1. Manual Installation: Upload restrict-lite to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


Where can i get a list of roles & capabilities?

View what roles are specific to what user here:

An example use would be

[restrict capability=”editor”] restricted content goes here [/restrict]


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Change Log


  • Fixed a bug with capability not working correctly.
  • Tested with latest WordPress.


  • Updates to readme

  • Upgrade notice included.


  • Fixed Syntax error introduced in 1.1


  • Important change, role is now capability to better reflect is true name.
  • role will be removed in future builds. Please make changes to your shortcodes!
  • Removed default “read”.


  • Initial release