Access control plugin recommendation? (5 posts)

  1. converting2wp
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm searching for a plugin that supports a site where those who aren't logged in don't have full access to the content. [Nothing fancy - just logged in or not.]

    - controls access to posts by category
    anonymous users can see titles, but not the content of posts in the certain specified categories
    - has some indication that support will be continued (# of downloads, current supported release, most recent update all "reasonable")

    Controlling access to files referenced in posts in the protected categories would be a nice to have.

    I used David Coppit's category access until support was dropped.

    I tried Role Scoper, but the humongous number of options makes my head swim. As it says in the Role Scoper Faq, "[T]here are simpler permission plugins out there, particularly if you only care about read access." -- but I haven't been able to find one that meets the criteria above.

    So I'm asking here... What do you use for this fairly straightforward access control that I may have missed, either because it *does* work though it isn't maintained, or I just can't find it in the Plugin Repository.

  2. Zeb
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I highly recommend s2member for your purpose.
    - You can restrict by download, category, tags, etc.
    - Restrict content for different user levels, etc.

    It's very powerful and FREE. Lots of possibilities and payment options through PayPal and also an important piece SUPPORT. These guys helping a lot through their forum!!! I never waited longer than 2 days to get answer or directions.

    There is also lots of advice, video, guides and coding helps available at their forum.

  3. converting2wp
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks. I think that's going to be overkill for my current situation, but it's good to know that it's out there.

  4. Zeb
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Good luck!

  5. converting2wp
    Posted 4 years ago #

    For now, I'm using Page Restrict, with additional controls based on User Role Editor

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