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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

    Good luck!

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

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