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Groups is an efficient and powerful solution, providing group-based user membership management, group-based capabilities and content access control.

Groups is designed as an efficient, powerful and flexible solution for group-oriented membership and content access control.

It provides group-based user membership management, group-based capabilities and access control for content, built on solid principles.

Groups is light-weight and offers an easy user interface, while it acts as a framework and integrates standard WordPress capabilities and application-specific capabilities along with an extensive API.

Enhanced functionality is available via official extensions for Groups.

Documentation

The official documentation is located at the Groups documentation pages.

Features

User groups

  • Supports an unlimited number of groups
  • Provides a Registered group which is automatically maintained
  • Users can be assigned to any group
  • Users are added automatically to the Registered group

Groups hierarchy

  • Supports group hierarchies with capability inheritance

Group capabilities

  • Integrates standard WordPress capabilities which can be assigned to groups and users
  • Supports custom capabilities: allows to define new capabilities for usage in plugins and web applications
  • Users inherit capabilities of the groups they belong to
  • Groups inherit capabilities of their parent groups

Access control

  • Built-in access control that allows to restrict access to posts, pages and custom content types to specific groups and users only
  • control access to content by groups: shortcodes allow to control who can access content on posts, show parts to members of certain groups or to those who are not members Shortcodes: [groups_member], [groups_non_member]
  • control access to content by capabilities: show (or do not show) content to users who have certain capabilities Shortcodes: [groups_can], [groups_can_not]

Easy user interface

  • integrates nicely with the standard WordPress Users menu
  • provides an intuitive Groups menu
  • conceptually clean views showing the essentials
  • quick filters
  • bulk-actions where needed, for example apply capabilities to groups, bulk-add users to groups, bulk-remove users from groups

Sensible options

  • administrator overrides can be turned off
  • optional tree view for groups can be shown only when needed
  • provides its own set of permissions
  • cleans up after testing with a "delete all plugin data" option

Access Control

Access to posts and pages can be restricted by capability.

Any capability can be used to restrict access, including new capabilities.

If access to a post is restricted, only users who belong to a group with that capability may access the post.

Groups defines the groups_read_post capability by default, which can be used to restrict access to certain posts or pages to groups with that capability only. Any other capability (including new ones) can be used to limit access as well.

Framework

  • Solid and sound data-model with a complete API that allows developers to create group-oriented web applications and plugins

Multisite

  • All features are supported independently for each blog in multisite installations

Feedback

Feedback is welcome!

If you need help, have problems, want to leave feedback or want to provide constructive criticism, please do so here at the Groups plugin page.

Please try to solve problems there before you rate this plugin or say it doesn't work. There goes a lot of work into providing you with free quality plugins! Please appreciate that and help with your feedback. Thanks!

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Translations

  • Lithuanian translation provided by Vincent G from Host1Free
  • Spanish translation provided by Juan Amor from Lama Djinpa

Many thanks for your help!

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-4-22
Downloads: 92,386

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Support

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