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SimpleRestrict

Description

What can I do with SimpleRestrict?

SimpleRestrict allows you to restrict access to specific user roles on a page-by-page basis. For unauthorized users, you can set where the page is redirected.

You can also manage who sees what content on a page using the [restrict] shortcode. It takes two attributes: only & except. Each attribute takes a comma separated list of user roles. For example:

[restrict only=”administrator”]My Restricted Content[/restrict] – only the admin will see “My Restricted Content”

[restrict only=”administrator,editor”]My Restricted Content[/restrict] – only the admin and editors will see “My Restricted Content

[restrict only=”administrator,editor” except=”editor”]My Restricted Content[/restrict] – the only attribute can be overridden by the except attribute (the editor can no longer see the content)

How do I use SimpleRestrict?

  • Go to the Edit page for the Page or Post you wish to protect (works for all “public” page/post types).
  • On the right sidebar, you’ll see the SimpleRestrict box.
  • Check off which roles are allowed to see the page and save. If you want to redirect them to a particular page (eg. login), enter the URL in the Redirect URL field, otherwise it will simply redirect to the home page.
  • Alternatively, use the [restrict only=”editor”]This is restricted[/restrict] shortcode.

Screenshots

  • The SimpleRestrict meta box.

Installation

  1. Visit the Plugins page. Click “Add New”, search for “SimpleRestrict”, and click install. “Activate” SimpleRestrict.
  2. Edit any page on your site. In the right sidebar, you’ll find a “SimpleRestrict” widget. Check off the roles that are allowed to access that page, then “Save.”

FAQ

How do I use SimpleRestrict?
  • Go to the Edit page for the Page or Post you wish to protect (works for all “public” page/post types).
  • On the right sidebar, you’ll see the SimpleRestrict meta box.
  • Check off which roles are allowed to see the page and save. If you want to redirect them to a particular page (eg. login), enter the URL in the Redirect URL field, otherwise it will simply redirect to the home page.
  • Alternatively, use the [restrict only=”editor”]This is restricted[/restrict] shortcode.
What if I don’t see the SimpleRestrict meta box on the Edit page?
  • Make sure the plugin is Activated.
  • In the top right corner of the page, click “Screen Options.” Ensure “SimpleRestrict” is checked.
What is SimpleRestrict?
  • SimpleRestrict allows you to restrict access to specific user roles on a page-by-page basis.

Contributors & Developers

“SimpleRestrict” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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