I've looked through the various plugins that are on the different sites, and just can't find the one that suits my needs. I just wanted to make sure that it actually doesn't exist before I start working on it myself.
I've got different categories set up. Blog and Site News being the two parents, with some sub categories under Blog. I want users to be registered (and admin approved) to view/comment any of the Blog posts, but I want the Site News category to be public. So far, I've tried to use "Angsuman's Authenticated WordPress Plugin" which works perfectly, the only thing is it won't let anyone view anything unless they have an account. I tried using a plugin called Role Manager (http://redalt.com/wiki/Role+Manager) to change the user roles, but that didn't work either.
Is there a plugin that will do this, or should I start writing? Again, I just want it to restrict a category(s) to user accounts that are approved by an admin. Unless this category is flagged to be private, I want it to be public for anyone to view. Thanks for the help!