User Access Manager


With the “User Access Manager”-plugin you can manage the access to your posts, pages and files. You only create a user group, put registered users to this and set up the rights for this group. From now on the post/page is only accessible and writable for the specified group. This plugin is useful if you need a member area or a private section at your blog or you want that other people can write at your blog but not everywhere.

Appeal: If it works click the “Works” button, if it don’t works click the “Broken” button and report the issue. That is the only way to find bugs and see if the plugin works proper. Thanks.

Feature list

  • User groups
  • Set separate access for readers and editors
  • Set access by user groups
  • Set access by post categories
  • User-defined post/page title (if no access)
  • User-defined post/page text (if no access)
  • Optional login form (if no access)
  • User-defined comment text (if no access)
  • Hide complete post/page
  • Hide pages in navigation
  • Redirecting users to other pages (if no access)
  • Recursive locking of posts/pages
  • Limited access to uploaded files
  • Full integrated at the admin panel
  • Multilingual support
  • Also protect your rss feeds
  • Give access by IP-address
  • Plugin-Api to use the User Access Manager in your on plugins or extend other plugins

Included languages


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  • The group manger.
  • The setting screen
  • The setup screen.
  • Integration into post overview.


  1. Upload the full directory, with the folder, into your wp-content/plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy



Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the full directory, with the folder, into your wp-content/plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy


Support slow

Support is sometimes very slow even if serious problems are reported. Some issues do not get answers, questions concerning help are not answered.

Very good, not perfect

The file locking feature is giving me headaches.
I want to lock only .pdf files, but the plugin locks all jpegs as well, resulting in a page with no images, backgrounds, etc… for non-logged in users.
I found this in UamConfig class:

'locked_file_types' => 'zip,rar,tar,gz',
'not_locked_file_types' => 'gif,jpg,jpeg,png',

but it doesn’t seem to do anything at all.

Ruins the entire blog

Worked perfectly for years, keeping my site safe as I was able to hide delicate posts from anyone who weren’t logged in. Now, however, it ruins my entire blog. Something happened with the latest update. I get an error message and the site is completely down with the plugin installed 🙁

The error message can be presented upon request of course. I really hope the problems can be solved, I loved this plugin!

Easy to use and effective!

This plugin is really easy to configure and does exactly what I needed: limit public access to my posts and allow access to selected users (my site is a wiki for my internal users).

Essential tool


The evolution since version is really very important.

The support become much more reactive.

A great product


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Contributors & Developers

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


“User Access Manager” has been translated into these 2 locales: German, Czech. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “User Access Manager” into your language.

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Here you found the changes in each version.

Version     Date        Changes

2.0.5       2017/04/27  Fix switch_to_blog issue
                        Fix file handling issues

2.0.4       2017/04/26  Adjust code so that php version is checked before throwing a fatal error
                        Improve login form #26
                        Fix soliloquy slider incompatibility #31
                        Improve performance #41

2.0.3       2017/04/25  Fix compatibility issue with CMS Tree Page View plugin #37
                        Fix compatibility issue with SEO Redirection plugin #38
                        Fix Error thrown: Class 'WP_Site_Query' not found issue #36

2.0.2       2017/04/24  Fix wp_get_current_user() error #34
                        Fix custom post save issue after database update #33

2.0.1       2017/04/23  Fix dbDelta issue on activation

2.0.0       2017/04/23  Refactoring of the module
                        Improve performance
                        Full support for custom post and taxonomies.
                        Use for translations
                        Many improvements and fixes

1.2.14      2017/01/07  Fix IP access issue.
                        Some small optimization.

1.2.13      2017/01/04  Fix tag count issue.

1.2.12      2017/01/03  Fix tag issue.
                        Improve usability of the setup page.

1.2.11      2017/01/02  Restore hide categories behaviour.

1.2.10      2017/01/02  Improve mysql query to prevent against possible collations issue.

1.2.9       2017/01/01  Fix wrong category count.
                        Hide pages without access at the administration panel.
                        Fix redirect problems.

1.2.8       2016/12/31  Fix wrong term behavior for the backend.
                        Require at least PHP 5.3     2016/12/28  Fix ip restriction issue.
                        Fix missing categories issue.     2016/12/27  Improve taxonomy handling.
                        Improve performance.
                        Add missing wp-cli.php file.
                        Refactor config handling.
                        Fix Yoast SEO Plugin issue.
                        Some other small fixes.     2016/12/08  Fix some issues related to WordPress 4.7     2016/12/08  Fix empty category issue.     2016/12/07  Hot fix for WordPress 4.7     2016/12/04  Remove deprecated function get_currentuserinfo     2016/11/30  Add experimental nginx support
                        Fix redirect issue (Thanks to Laurence Shaw for the hint and James Riordon for the fix)    2016/10/07  Again a security fix     2016/10/06  Security fix     2016/08/15  Security fix
                        Add Yoast SEO Plugin filter. Thanks to Christian Werner     2016/03/17  Security fix     2015/03/09  Hide UAM at the backend from normal users.
                        Change IP range logic. Thanks to Takanashi
                        Fix issue with roles.     2015/03/02  Fix install/update missing table issue.     2015/02/26  Fix database update issue.     2015/02/25  Fix database update for multi sites.
                        Fix array_keys warning.
                        Fix redirect loop.     2015/02/24  Fix not removable role affiliation issue.     2015/02/24  Remove deprecated php function mysql_get_server_info().
                        Change object_id from varchar 11 to varchar 255.
                        Fix backslashes issue.     2015/02/11  Remove unnecessary js library.
                        Merge changes from Thanks for contribution.     2013/12/13  Improve performance. Thanks to all testers.
                        Add bulk edit feature.     2013/05/08  Fix redirect if page is hidden and permalink is active issue.
                        Fix no access issue.     2013/05/08  Fix pagination issue. Thanks to arjenbreur.
                        Fix comment issue. Thanks to jpr105.
                        Redirect if post/page is hidden and permalink is active.
                        Change icon.     2013/05/06  Fix broken images issue.
                        Fix duplicated key issue.
                        Filter file types.
                        Use wordpress mime types instead of the config array.

1.2.4       2013/05/01  Fix add column issue.
                        Fix install bug.
                        Fix error if no user is logged in. Thanks to Robert Egger and akiko.pusu.
                        Fix media file issue.
                        Optimize code.     2013/05/01  Fix terms issue.

1.2.3       2013/04/30  Fix Fatal 'error: Call-time pass-by-reference' error.
                        Fix 'get_userdata() is not defined' error. Thanks to ranwaldo.
                        Refactor many variable names to fit new coding style.

1.2.2       2011/04/03  Speed improvements.
                        Fix get_term bug.
                        Fix category bug

1.2.1       2011/10/11  Fix uninstall bug.
                        Add capability 'manage_user_groups'. Thanks to Tim Okrongli
                        Some small improvements.

1.2         2011/06/19  Add custom post types.
                        Fix CSRF issue. Thanks to Luke Crouch

1.1.4       2010/10/19  Fix error on custom post types
                        Add warning for PHP version lower than 5.0

1.1.3       2010/10/09  Add tag filter
                        Fix media file bug for multisites
                        Fix ip access bug
                        Improve redirecting code
                        Speed up

1.1.2       2010/10/04  Fix read/write access bug
                        Add recursive looking for posts page option
                        Improve network activation/update
                        Add hooks for login bar
                        Prepare for NextGEN Gallery extension     2010/09/29  Fix bug that a usergroup for a user wasn't saved     2010/09/29  Fix T_DNUMBER bug

1.1.1       2010/09/29  Fix custom menu bug
                        Fix quick edit bug
                        Fix undefined object bug
                        Extend admin hint

1.1         2010/09/28  Add plugin api
                        Optimized code
                        Improve content filtering
                        Fix bug that user groups can't removed from element
                        Fix empty category bug
                        Fix pre/next post bug
                        Fix login form bug
                        Fix redirect bug
                        Fix some other small bugs

1.0.2       2010/07/24  Remove debugging code
                        Fix file download bug

1.0.1       2010/07/24  Fix bug that only one user can be a member of a user group
                        Fix bug for recursive locking for categories

1.0         2010/07/22  Fix array_merge bug at media page
                        Reorder some admin options
                        Add some new admin functions
                        Speed it up
                        Disable file locking by default

1.0 Beta 2  2010/07/13  Fix performance issues
                        Fix media gallery issues
                        Fix category bug
                        Fix not loaded translation
                        Remove some unused functions

1.0 Beta    2010/07/09  Complete rewrite
                        Some new options to improve the functions     2010/06/23  Hotfix for WordPress 3.0     2009/07/17  Fix "header already send"-Problem with WordPress 2.8.1
                        Add option to set level with full access     2009/03/29  Fix some path problems
                        Add a reset function
                        Rename menu at admin panel     2009/03/26  Fix the empty category issue

0.9.1       2009/03/26  Fix the database problem
                        Fix feed bug. Thanks to Markus Brinkmann
                        Fix wrong javascript path

0.9         2009/03/24  Add login form
                        Add option to show text bevor <!--more--> tag
                        Fix write access issues
                        Fix file issues
                        Small fixes     2009/03/09  Add French language file
                        Delete .htaccess files on deactivation/uninstall     2009/03/06  Small fix

0.8         2009/03/05  Add write access control
                        Add support down to 2.6
                        Better file access control
                        Code optimization - Plugin became faster
                        Fix the category bug
                        Small fixes     2009/02/13  Small fixes

0.7         2009/02/13  Fix: All known Bugs of the beta
                        Add ajax for more comfort
                        Add language support

0.7 Beta    2009/01/05  Fix: Problems with media at posts
                        Fix: Many other small fixes
                        Only support up to WordPress 2.7
                        Better integration

0.62        2008/12/18  Fix: Fatal error: Only variables can
                        be passed by reference. Thanks to David Thompson

0.61        2008/12/17  Fix: Wrong file id in Media Library

0.6         2007/12/14  First release.