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Restrict Content

Restrict Content to registered users only. This is a simple plugin that will allow you to easily restrict complete posts / pages to logged in users on

12 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
help came
By ,

Pippin was very helpful finding out why the plugin did not work as expected on my website. The issue is that only admin can post, edit or approve anything, so i loaded a plugin to change user role permissions.

Pippin did figure that out.

Otherwise, this is a very easy plugin to use.

Terrific Plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

I have been using this plugin on multiple websites for restricting visitors from accessing membership-like pages. It has worked exactly as it is described to. It was very simple to set up and get working. I highly recommend this plugin if you are looking for something to restrict content.

Unfinished product.
By , for WP 4.1.1

I had high hopes for this plugin, largely because of the author's notoriety with WordPress plugins.

  1. My main reason for wanting this plugin was to protect media pages. As I could not get it to work, I asked a support question and learned from Pippin Williamson that the plugin can NOT restrict media pages. I don't see why the plugin options should appear on pages that cannot be restricted by the plugin. Not good.
  2. Another issue is that no matter which restriction option is chosen, comments still appear on a protected post. So visitors may see a whole bunch of comments with no article or context. Not good.
  3. Only the Administrator restriction gives a message on a protected post: "Administrator rights required to acess this page" (including spelling error). The other restriction options, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber give no message. This also makes item 2 worse because there is no explanation when restricted by Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber. Not good.
  4. Excerpts of restricted posts (including featured image) are still showing up on the blog page no matter which level of protection is chosen. Not good.

Summary: As described above, Restrict Content has several issues, and IMO has little value. If you can't find a better free plugin, look for a paid plugin, or hire a plugin developer to create one. With an unfinished plugin like this, I have wasted my time and got an unpleasant experience which I do not care to repeat, so I have no incentive to check out the paid version by the same author.

After uninstalling this plugin, I discovered that this plugin does not uninstall itself completely.

When editing a page, there are 2 leftover references in the Custom fields section. In the drop down menu where is says 'Select', the following two values are still present: rcFeedHide and rcUserLevel. The author is not alone in this error; I notice that a few other deleted plugins have also left orphan references here. Although benign, it is still an error and an irritation. I have degraded my rating from 2 stars to 1 star.

By , for WP 4.0.1

Thank you. Very powerful stuff!

No way for subscribers to log in
By ,

Does not work.

Works !
By , for WP 3.8.1

Works !

What about COMMENTS?
By , for WP 3.8.1

The restriction of the post itself seems to work great, but at least for an existing post I noticed that the comments are still visible even when not logged in. Aren't they part of the post and shouldn't they also be restricted...or at least have the option? In our case the comments reveal what is in the post itself and are as, if not more, important than the post itself. Thanks!

Not working with 3.6.1
By , for WP 3.6.1

Working with 3.6.1. Thanks!

Thank You
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a most important plugin.
Thank you.

Great Plugin and Simple, Easy to use
By ,

I paid for pro but this is all I needed since we are not taking any payments -just doing user registration.

I don't mind that I paid though -I am glad to support the work on these plugins they work great!

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