Support » Plugin: Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields » Pods Custom Post Type how to restrict Access to users ?

  • Resolved mayanktaker


    I searched everywhere but can not find my answer. so thats why I ended up asking here.

    I am looking for a way to restrict access to user only see Custom Post Type I created with Pods which I want them to see or edit.

    Support I have a Pod name Book and a user whos name is user1. I want user 1 to only view or edit or post book pod. Not other pods. Same with media upload.
    I want user1 to view only Book pods images in media upload/browser. Same with other users and pods.

    In short, each pod should only control but only one user or user role includes media.

    I found member plugin and other user role editor and creator plugins but none offering for a particular pod. Everyone offering pods_edit , pods_read etc capability.

    I want something like book_pod_read, book_pod_edit capability to restrict user for each pod. And same with Media Library.

    I dont want my other users to view each others uploaded media in pods custom post type.

    Any suggestion or help ?


    • This topic was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by mayanktaker.
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  • Plugin Author Jory Hogeveen


    Hello @mayanktaker

    You can set custom capabilities for each Pod.
    By setting these capabilities you can enable/disable these to roles.
    If your roles are correctly set you can assign the roles to users to manage access to CPT.

    More info:

    Roles and Capabilities

    There are various plugins to edit capabilities for roles and/or create new roles:

    Roles and Capabilities

    I wrote the “View Admin As” plugin myself. With this plugin you can als preview (switch) roles and users and test if capabilities are working correctly.

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers, Jory

    I joy,
    thanks for the suggestions and reply. I found that with adding Custom Capability in Pods CPT edit option, and creating A User Role for that Capability solves my 90% problem.
    but I cant see the CPT that I created in Pods in the main menu.
    If I change it to posts/pages it shows in menu as it should be but when I change it to custom capability, it stopped showing on menu.

    how do I make it available in Menu ?

    tried with Admin and other custom roles. I set everything fine but new CPT with custom Capability no showing on menu.

    What do I do to make it in menu ?

    Thanks 🙂

    Plugin Author Jory Hogeveen


    Hi @mayanktaker,

    Make sure your own role has full access to the new capabilities you’ve created!
    By default none of the built-in roles have these capabilities.

    Cheers, Jory

    Hello Jory,
    Yes, I just checked that capabilities created by new POD is not selected in Administrator role and I checked and now I got it.

    One more thing. Is it possible to create separate folder for each Custom Post Type with Custom Capability ? With this, we can manage images easily. 🙂

    Thank you for your guide and help.
    Thank you very much. I learned a lot with your reply. 🙂

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by mayanktaker.
    Plugin Author Jory Hogeveen


    You’re welcome! The best way to say thanks is to leave a 5 star review at and (if you’re feeling especially generous) become a Friend of Pods at

    Cheers, Jory

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