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Allow Categories


Allow Categories is a plugin that allows you to permission different user to view only specific categories within your wordpress blog. Its a modification of L. Fargue’s Restrict ( categories plugin.

Users are assigned permissions to view posts in certain categories

If users don’t have permission to certain posts, those posts aren’t shown, including in the main view and archives. As of version 0.4.0 there is now a list of categories that are public (visible to all users).
This is an initial version, so please report any errors or bugs.

Previous versions required installation of ac_authenticator.php ( This code is now optionally included.

Additional contributions from:
Pascaline Chotard (


  1. Download allowcat.php

  2. Copy to your wp-content/plugins directory

  3. Activate within wordpress admin

  4. For more information see


  1. Such and such still shows up?
    Certain things are not possible without modifying wordpress code content is hidden, but these include:

* When viewing a single post, the back / forward may point to hidden posts
* Recent comments widget / in the admin still show up
* Hidden Categories / archives with hidden posts still show up

  1. No wait, something really isn’t work!
    Post a comment here and I’ll see what I can do.

Contributors & Developers

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


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