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Advanced Access Manager

One of the best tools in WordPress repository to manage access to your posts, pages, categories and backend area for users, roles and visitors.

152 reviews
Average Rating
3.6 out of 5 stars
Great for my needs
By , for WP 4.5.3

I just needed something to show only specific plugins for one user and for that purpose this plugin is great.

Good Stuff
By , for WP 4.5.3

Tons of options and the free version is great for anyone needing some basic blockage. Soon as need more I plan to buy it. Before you rate, take your time to dig and learn all the settings.

Pure Gold
By , for WP 4.5.2

This is definitely a fantastic manager of roles, capabilities, as well as an easy way to hide parts of the backend by role. I have used others, but this is the best one I've found so far.

The 1-star reviews are clearly looking for a different plugin, and misunderstood what this one does. It's true that for posts and pages on the front end (above the limitations imposed by the free version), you'll need to pay for the pro version. But if that's what you're looking for, maybe you really want a membership plugin instead. That's not what this is, so don't be confused.

This is a perfectly awesome and full featured FREE plugin that allows easy management of your backend, on a per role or per user basis. It's great for simplifying your backend for users who don't need the full suite of options, are easily confused, or those who are dangerous. ;-)

Perfect
By , for WP 4.5.2

Nothing short of pure epicness, best role editor plugin ever!

Besides of being slow, author lied.
By , for WP 4.5.2

I hate lies, and when I install a plugin after the description has lied to me, I tend to get mad.

"Advanced Access Manager (aka AAM) is the only free plugin that allows you to control access to your posts, pages or backend area on user, visitor and role levels."

That's crap. The most important features asks you for a "pro" suscription. So it is not absolutely free.
I could have bought a licence, but I hate lies.

Free version is useless
By , for WP 4.5.1

The free version seems to be massively restricted to the point where it's pretty much useless and only serves as ad advertisement for the pro version. I have nothing against premium plugins but this free version seems to only exist so it can be in the wordpress directory which seems dishonest and potentially a breach of the guidelines.

Awfully limited now
By , for WP 4.5

Since an update not too long ago this plugin has become useless for me. I used to be able to set up users that allowed access to certain custom post types... now you can only set access to SINGLE posts? Seriously?

To top it off, the administration is terribly slow. Moving on, looking for a new option.

Good Plugin.
By , for WP 4.4.2

Using the free version.

I think I need it for a non-profit website.
So I will have to pay for it.

The free version looks OK.
Haven't had any issues, and it does what it is supposed to do.
I have tried deactivating/reactivating it - everything continues to work - no issues here.

I will only use category blocking for visitors, so, will not use the full features.
I haven't found another plugin to do the same.(it is my first wordpress experience).

Note that the interface could be simpler to use.

thanks vasyl!

Not working well
By , for WP 4.4.2

Issues with front-page hiding of pages.

The basic version has limitations
By ,

The plugin is fine, and I set it up as I wanted, but at the end I discovered that there's a limitation of 10 pages to hide/show, and you have to buy $30 extension to use the plugin without the limits. Very sad and frustrated :(

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