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Role Scoper

CMS-like permissions for reading and editing. Content-specific restrictions and roles supplement/override WordPress roles. User groups optional.

19 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Exactly what I need
By , for WP 3.8

This plugin provides the possibility to grant users access to specific posts, pages and even custom post types !!!

I have searched two days to find exactly this functionality.

Thank you very much!

2 stars
Messes menus and is complex
By , for WP 3.6.1

First, the need for this plugin is huge and I really want it to work. It has two strikes against it.

1) Most serious is that it screws up custom menus (which should not be a part of the plugin's process at all). It will take content from one menu and add it to another, and the same in reverse. The testing I did to isolate the problem involved stripping everything out of my site, deactivating all plugins and then reactivating them one-by-one, testing the menus.

2) The plugin is overly complex, with interwoven configuration elements. There needs to be a "lite" version of this that allows you to (a) define a role, (b) assign capabilities to a role, (c) assign those capabilities to a user and then (d) assign a user to a page (or other element). You can do this with Role Scoper, but the UX is obtuse.

3 stars
extensive but with a compromise
By , for WP 3.6.1

i must commend the plugin author for making such an extensive plugin. the ui may not be as presentable but it gets the job done. there are caveats to consider using the plugin. 1, it requires a pretty good amount of resources(memory).its not that ideal for those that are in shared hosting, running on multisite or using a wp firewall.2, the UI is extensive but also overwhelming most especially if you are on wordpress multisite

5 stars
Awesome
By , for WP 3.6

I'm super pleased with this plugin. I'd just suggest to make it more user friendly. Otherwise the features are awesome! Thanks.

5 stars
Really great plugin!
By , for WP 3.6

Simple, easy to understand even for first time users and does it job well. It's an example of great plugin.

5 stars
awesome
By , for WP 3.6

THX very much! searched for hours for a plugin like this but all others can only do 2% of what this can ;) and all that for free ...

2 stars
Very hard to configure + unexpected results
By , for WP 3.4.2

Took us hours to configure, only to find out that all posts which are not custom post type were invisible to non logged in users. Hence, the site was practically down for more than 2 days.

On a support query that I submitted in the developer's website I go no timely response so I had to uninstall the plugin and search for a different solution.

The reason it got an additional star to the minimum 1 is because it supposed Custom Post Types.

3 stars
Ok..but
By , for WP 3.5.2

Seems good to me
until i realized that this plugin slows my site too much :(

you can also find every part of this plugin in a certain small plugin.
I needed only that http://wordpress.org/plugins/pagerestrict/

2 stars
Some stupidities and a big chaos
By , for WP 3.5.1

There's a complete lack of overview, some basic stuff is not working (like saving custom RS Role Definitions). It would saved me a lot of time and stress if I would have programmed what I needed myself

5 stars
Fantastic plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

Wow. This plugin is amazing for gaining fine level control over user access.

Using it on WP Multisite. It picked up all of my custom post types and taxonomies. I didn't need any other role management plugins - this one does EVERYTHING you could possibly want.

I just can't say enough about how good it is. The more I worked with it the more impressed I was.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this amazing plugin.

Kathy

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