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Moderate Categories

Plugin to assign edition and visibility capabilities to roles and users for individual categories

Moderate Categories

Gives the WordPress admin the ability to give visibility access to roles and users for posts in a by-category way.

This plugin does NOT modify the roles capabilities, your users will be able to do whatever their role says they can do, this tool just limits the back-end interface.

This plug-in was written mainly because of the lack of intuitive category-moderation plug-ins, and because most of the plug-ins have "restrict access" logic rather than the more intuitive "give access" logic.


  • By default, all categories are accessible (WP default)
  • Role-Category rules define permissions for the entire role.
  • User-Category rules define permissions for particular users and have higher priority.
  • Adding a Rule for a single category, gives permission for this category ancestors (the whole parent branch in the category tree).
    • Adding a rule also removes permission to edit under other categories.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 60+


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