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Restricted Authors – by iWriteCode


Restricted Authors allows you to restrict which category each author can publish in, as well as set a default category on a per author basis.

Simply navigate to the edit users page and select the author whom you wish to restrict categories on. Select the categories and save the user settings.


January 3, 2022
Many thanks for this plugin, very simple to use. It works fine with WordPres 5.8.2 and PHP 7.4.25. Good year, I hope this plugin will continue and will be updated in the future.
April 26, 2021
This plugin works fine with Gutenberg but it lacks an important feature in my opinion. When we select a restrict category to a user, only this category is added to the user and none of his children. It would be interesting to have all the children inherit restriction of parent. And when we create a new children category it automatically add the parent restriction.
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[1.1.0] – 07-06-2019


  • Translation Files


  • Fixed select field length on users page.
  • Refactored for organization.

[1.0.0] – 07-04-2019


  • Restricted Authors Inital Release