So I just found this great plugin that's called User Access Manager where I can assign a group of access permissions to a content type, i.e. a page or post.
This all fine and it works great and is intuitive because I am a developer but I am worrying about clients not being able to understand that they actually need to check the little access group button when they create a new page or post in case they want those rules to apply.
So my next step was to create a new content type that hopefully can integrate these access controls automatically, like a members only content type. I found pods but the more I use it the less confident I am in that this is actually the right way...
So I guess what I'm asking is if Pods plugin is the right way or should I look somewhere else?