Content Control – User Access Restriction Plugin

Description

Content Control is a lightweight and powerful plugin that allows you to take complete control of your website’s content by restricting access to pages/posts to logged in users, specific user roles or to logged out users.

The plugin also enables you to restrict access to certain parts of a page/post using shortcodes e.g [content_control]Logged in content[/content_control]

Lastly, the plugin allows you to control the visibility of each sidebar/footer widget by selecting who can view each widget (everyone, logged out users, logged in users, specific user roles).

Full Feature List

Content Control allows you to do the following:

  • Restrict access to pages/posts to logged in/out users or specific user roles
  • Restrict access to media, tags, categories, format to logged in/out users or specific user roles
  • Display a custom message to users who do not have permission to view the content
  • Redirect users who do not have permission to view the content to login page (redirects back to page/post after login), website homepage or custom URL
  • Display certain content on a page/post to logged in users only
  • Display certain content on a page/post to specific user roles
  • Display certain content on a page/post to logged out users
  • Apply custom CSS classes to on page content restriction shortcodes
  • Control the visibility of each sidebar/footer widget by selecting who can view each widget (everyone, logged out users, logged in users, specific user roles).

Shortcode

[content_control roles=”subscriber,editor” logged_out=”0″ class=”custom-css-class” message=”You don’t have access to this.”]Logged in content[/content_control]

All parameters are optional:

  • roles – comma list of user roles that can see this content.
  • logged_out (default:0) – 0 or 1 for false/true. Checks whether the user should be logged out, as opposed to logged in.
  • class – custom CSS class to add to the controlled content for additional styling.
  • message – custom denial message.

Created by Code Atlantic

Content Control is built by the Code Atlantic team. We create high-quality WordPress plugins that help you grow your WordPress sites.

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Requires WordPress 3.6 and PHP 5.3

Screenshots

  • Create unlimited restriction sets.
  • Choose who can see the restricted content.
  • Display a message in place of restricted content.
  • Redirect users to log in or to another page if they access restricted content.
  • Choose any content you can think of to protect.
  • Use shortcodes to protect content inline.
  • Restrict widgets as well.

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 3.6 or greater
  • PHP version 5.3 or greater

Installation

  • Install Content Control either via the WordPress.org plugin repository or by uploading the files to your server.
  • Activate Content Control.

If you need help getting started with Content Control please see FAQs which explains how to use the plugin.

FAQ

Where can I get support?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the Content Control Plugin Forum.

Where can I report bugs or contribute to the project?

Bugs can be reported either in our support forum or preferably on the Content Control GitHub repo.

Reviews

ماي 14, 2021
I give this five stars because with its Protection tab > Custom Message, "Override the default message?" form you can insert shortcode for your specific login and registration forms (ex.: plugin, "User Registration"). That means that, after logging in or registering, visitors automatically end up on the page or post they originally clicked (ex.: from a search engine search result). Thanks so much for an easy solution to this hard-to-solve problem! @mtosh
ماي 14, 2021
This one is the perfect balance for some small membership sites, withouth being complex or heavy. Recommend

#1

ماي 8, 2021
Hands down one of the BEST user plugins in the WP depository. Well done guys & gals!!!
ماي 5, 2021
This plugin seems very useful! Quick question: can I use this on a Woocommerce site to restrict the shop page to logged in visitors only? If yes, how/where I can configure this? I'm asking because the Woocommerce shop page is typically not a regular content page within WordPress. (my apologies if this is a stupid question, I'm rather new to WordPress and Woocommerce)
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

v1.1.6 – 03/21/2021

  • Fix: Nonce validation was preventing 3rd party plugin from saving widget settings when it failed. Thanks @jacobmischka
  • Fix: Prevent corrupted options from preventing saving of settings.

v1.1.5 – 02/22/2021

  • Fix: Issue where roles with - would not save when checked.

v1.1.4 – 03/24/2020

  • Improvement: Added gettext handling for several strings that were not translatable.
  • Tweak: Process shortcodes in default denial message contents.
  • Tweak: Various improvements in form reliability & user experience.
  • Fix: Issues with ajax search fields not retaining their values after save.
  • Fix: Issue where only would show 10 pages.
  • Fix: PHP 7.4 compatibility fixes.

v1.1.3 – 12/03/2019

  • Fix: Custom post type conditions were not always registered.

v1.1.2 – 11/10/2019

  • Tweak: Remove erroneous console.log messages in admin.
  • Fix: Fatal error when empty shortcode used.

v1.1.1 – 10/15/2019

  • Fix: Bugs where variables were not always the expected type.

v1.1.0

  • Improvement: Added default denial message to shortcode.
  • Improvement: Render nested shortcodes in the [content_control] shortcode.
  • Fix: Bug where multiple roles checked together in restriction editor.

v1.0.3

  • Fix: Minor notice on activation.

v1.0.2

  • Fix: Call to undefined function.

v1.0.1

  • Fix: Non static method called statically
  • Fix: Bug when using invalid variable type.

v1.0.0

  • Initial Release