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Groups so only certain users can see category X? (7 posts)

  1. joshus_dog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'd like to set up a category so that only certain users can see posts in that category. I'm familiar with password-protecting entries, but that's not what I want. I'd like to setup a category and if you are not logged in as a user who's been given permission to see that category (or in a group, which I don't think WP has), then those posts never show up for you.

    Is this possible? I found this article in the forum:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/14428?replies=1

    But the page it links to doesn't exist.

    Help? Thanks.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What you found is a 2 years old topic (it's good to look at the date sometimes...)
    Try this:
    http://edwards.org/2006/03/07/subscribers-only-plugin-for-wordpress/

  3. joshus_dog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Not really what I'm looking for...I want to limit a category to only certain users, not just subscribers. If you're not in that user list, the category's posts never show up for you.

    Another options? There is a plug-in called "Category Access" but it is not maintained and the site it's linked to doesn't offer it any more.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Don't get mislead by the name.
    You want certain registered members to read certain categories.
    As it is said on the plugin's page: combine this plugin with the Role Manager plugin and you will have more than you hoped.
    I know it works because I use it, and if you dind't try it don't tell me it's not what you are looking for.

  5. joshus_dog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, sorry for my ignorance...I'll give it a try. Thanks for the pointer.

  6. joshus_dog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    D'oh! Downloads are offline while he works on the plugin. Oh well, I sent him some cash, so maybe he'll slip me a zip of the last version he released...

  7. marke1
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Josh, thanks for the donation. I didn't know you sent anything as my email has been sporadic due to problems at my chosen hosting company. I've also been sick for nearly a week. Just started feeling all right today. So I'll get the plugin finished up soon! I already added support for WP 1.5 and some other goodies -- plus some bug fixes!

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