Privilege Widget

Description

This plugin allows you to display menu items based on if a user is logged in, logged out or based on the role you have given the user.

This plugin allows fine-grained permissions to be added to each individual menu item to display or not display the item based on the
users logged in/logged out status or the role assigned to the user. This solves the problem of having to modify theme functions.php files to add in widget restrictions. The changes in functions.php is often overwritten by a theme update. This plugin removes that worry, as you can update the theme, independent of the plugin.

Screenshots

  • View of the rescriction option added to each widget in the admin panel so you can restrict the display of each widget.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ area in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  4. Add a widget to a sidebar.
  5. Edit the widget accordingly. First select whether you’d like to display the item to Logged out Users, Logged in Users (Selectable Roles), or All Users.
  6. Save the changes to each individual widget.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ area in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  4. Add a widget to a sidebar.
  5. Edit the widget accordingly. First select whether you’d like to display the item to Logged out Users, Logged in Users (Selectable Roles), or All Users.
  6. Save the changes to each individual widget.
I cannot see the options for Privilege Widget under widgets in the Admin Panel?

You need to add the widget to a sidebar before you can change the display status on the widget.

Contributors & Developers

“Privilege Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.7.2

  • Fixed styling for text in widget admin panel
  • Fixed styling for text in widget admin panel in responsive mode.
  • Changed ‘Logged In Users’ to ‘Logged In’
  • Changed ‘Logged Out Users’ to ‘Logged Out’
  • Changed ‘All Users’ to ‘All’

1.7.1

  • Fixed loading proper widget name in uninstall.php file from privWidget.php file

1.7

  • Fixed MAJOR bug that allowed display of all widgets to all users, even when restrictions were on.

1.6.5

  • Tested with version 4.7 of WordPress

1.6.4

  • Tested with version 4.6 of WordPress
  • Upgraded TGM Plugin Activation class file version to 2.6.1

1.6.3

  • Upgraded TGM Plugin Activation class file version to 2.6.0

1.6.2

  • Removed errnous test function

1.6.1

  • Added TGM Plugin Activation code to recommend FuzzGuards other useful plugins (v2.5.2)

1.6

  • Added in ability to select menu display via User Role.
  • Removed ‘Admin Users” option – Replaced by “Logged In”, “Administrators” checkbox
  • Selecting logged in users now allows you to choose the Users Role

1.5

  • Added uninstall file to remove all options from DB if plugin is removed.

1.4.1

  • Added Serbian Translation – Translated by: Ogi Djuraskovic (firstsiteguide.com)

1.4

  • Added “lang” folder for localization files
  • Added French, German, Spanish and Chinese translations
  • Added .pot file for localization by others. Located in “lang” folder
  • Added light top and bottom border around extra coding to emphasize restrictions area

1.3

  • Changed widget hook to utilize in_widget_form to load extra options. Advantage is increased stability of plugin.

1.2

  • Fixed bug where widgets were failing to display in admin panel.
  • Fixed for loop bug in saving privilege widget.

1.1

  • Uncommented WordPress admin class protection coding from testing
  • Changed “Display Mode” to “User Restriction”
  • Added in bottom border to “User Restriction” area in each widget to make the widget area easier to read

1.0

  • Gold release