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Restrict Categories

Restrict the categories that users can view, add, and edit in the admin panel.

13 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
1 star
No effect in restricting the catoegory
By , for WP 3.9

I created a new user role with WPFront User Role Editor. Then use this plugin to restrict the category permission. Yet, no effect.
Then I tried Press Permit Core,which I succeed. Search Limit read access wordpress to get the step on how to do.

5 stars
Just what I needed
By , for WP 3.9.1

I was apprehensive after reading the latest reviews, but this plugin works great for what I needed, which was to restrict the Contributor role to posting in specific categories. When a Contributor clicks Posts > Add New, only the categories I selected are available to choose from in the Categories metabox.

I'm not sure if the plugin is suppose to limit showing just the user's own posts under Posts > All Posts and on the dashboard Activity widget (it doesn't), but if that's a concern, try adding the following code to your theme's function.php:

function query_set_only_author( $wp_query ) {
    global $current_user;
    if( is_admin() && !current_user_can('edit_others_posts') ) {
        $wp_query->set( 'author', $current_user->ID );
        }
}
add_action('pre_get_posts', 'query_set_only_author' );
1 star
Flat out DOES NOT WORK
By , for WP 3.9.1

Very disappointing, I could use a simple solution like this. -Kevin

1 star
No longer works - does nothing
By , for WP 3.9

Installed, modified settings for each role, logged in as "limited" role, still saw and had access to all categories. Useless right now.

2 stars
Was working well then broke the site!
By , for WP 3.6.1

It obviously didn't like something and at a random point suddenly decided to not allow anyone to use any categories cus fuck them.

Deleting it fixed the issue.

5 stars
Good Plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

It`s so simple and excellent plugin

5 stars
good one
By , for WP 3.8.1

good one

3 stars
Doesn't do what I wanted
By , for WP 3.8.1

I just wanted to restrict a category to logged in users
Users that are not logged in wouldnt have access.

Couldnt do this in "Members" without resticting individual posts and I thought that this would be a solution.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it do this
:-(

3 stars
Deleting Categories
By , for WP 3.7.1

I've found that deleting a category, messes up the category restrictions. All permissions are lost for all users. The work-around is quite simple. Just open the Restrict Categories admin panel and re-save. Took me quite a while to find the workaround and it was a hassle; but now that I know, its pretty simple.

2 stars
Bug in editing an existing post in another category
By , for WP 3.6.1

it works fine for new posts, only the allowed category is displayed. and posts only in the allowed categories are listed. however, posts in different categories can be edited if the user enters the right editing URL. it's a severe security bug!

if it's solved it will be a useful plugin.

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