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  1. x9tripboarder16
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I hope this isn't another stupid question, but here it goes.

    I am starting a blog for a High School Sports page, and have about 40 different users. The problem is I don't want the different users to have access to different categories. I am trying to use "Category Access" (http://www.coppit.org/code/), but although the users can't post to the different categories, they can still see them. Is there any way to restrict the viewing of the categories on the "Write Post" page similar to "Limit Categories" (http://www.asymptomatic.net/wp-hacks)? I don't want to use "Limit Categories" because it restricts by role, and not by user.

  2. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use Category Access, too. You can go into each user and adjust the categories he or she can see.

  3. x9tripboarder16
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Maybe I'm doing something wrong. When I edit a user, and check the categories I want available to the user, they are able to only post to the specified categories, but they can still see the other categories that are part of the blog. I want to make it easier for them to post by getting rid of all the category names that they are not allowed to post to.

  4. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You're talking about after they login, right?

  5. x9tripboarder16
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes

  6. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    And you want to limit the Categories list on the Write Post page? Now, I see what you want to do, if that is correct.

  7. x9tripboarder16
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That is correct. Any suggestions?

  8. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I found this plugin while looking through Category posts in the support forum - http://redalt.com/wiki/Limit+Categories

  9. x9tripboarder16
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have tried this plugin, as mentioned in the first post ("Limit Categories"). The problem is that it only limits it to each role, and not to each user. A combimation of "Category Access" and "Limit Categories" is what I am looking for because "Category Access" achieves the limiting for each user adn "Limit Categories" makes the categories invisible if you don't have permission to write to the category. I'm not very good at coding, but if there is a way to combine code from each into one plugin, that would be great.

  10. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can get the Role Manager plugin, which let's you create new roles. If you had to, you could create one for each individual user. Then use limit categories with your newly created roles.

    http://asymptomatic.net/2005/12/31/2189/role-manager-plugin/

  11. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think you need to ask each plugin author what they think. They are both great plugin developers.

  12. x9tripboarder16
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the advice!

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