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Backend User Restrictor


This plugin provides a blanket restriction which prevents users who are not admistrators from accessing any part of the WordPress backend except for their profiles or any other specified page.

Contributors: Dustin Vietzke


  1. Upload backend-user-restrictor.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Who does this prevent from accessing the backend?

Every user who is not an administator

Can the restricted users still access their profile?

With version 1.1 Yes. If you don’t want users to be able too, you should use version 1.0.

Contributors & Developers

“Backend User Restrictor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Updated to allow specified pages to be seen
  • Accounts for https connections
  • Tested upto WordPress 3.0 Beta


  • First version