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  1. Arun
    Arun Published |

    Sounds promising. Downloading. let us see, what justin got this time πŸ™‚

  2. 8207h32
    8207h32 Published |

    Download for testing and thanks for sharing.

  3. Clarky
    Clarky Published |

    Oh wow, that sounds so great! But I am running a Wordpress blogger of my own, will this be useful to me? I am the only author of my blog.

  4. Johnny Random
    Johnny Random Published |

    Thanks for sharing. I will download it for testing.

  5. Micah
    Micah Published |

    For any private protected and content restricted stuff, may I reference an informative post at Digging into Wordpress: http://digwp.com/2009/08/password-protect-more-than-the_content/

    Sounds promising!

  6. Garrison
    Garrison Published |

    I would love to see the ability to geo tag users, or assign a country category to them. Would this be possible by using ‘create new roles’ and naming the roles by country?

  7. John Myrstad
    John Myrstad Published |

    Congratulation on first public release.

    When it comes to naming the plugin I propose to call it Access Manager, WordPress Access Manager, WP Access Manager.

    Thats what it is, the names are available, and it will work in the future regardless of what components gets added, and I think it will work well to tell users what it does.

    The Access Manager manages users, access, roles and capabilities etc…

  8. feelX
    feelX Published |

    Download 4 testing & thx 4 sharing. Keep up with coding.

    Name 4 plugin: “WP User Manager” πŸ™‚

  9. Neel
    Neel Published |

    Thanks for sharing.I’ll download for testing.

  10. J Mehmett
    J Mehmett Published |

    I downloaded it and I will start checking it later tonight. Thanks for the good work, Justin.

  11. gunfios
    gunfios Published |

    Have installed and used it very cautiosly and so far so good. Will be of tremendous use when out of beta

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  13. Dave
    Dave Published |

    I just downloaded it, will install and mess around a bit.

    Will let you know how it goes,


  14. rgregory
    rgregory Published |

    I’d suggest the “rgreogry plugin” it has a certain ring to it that other name just won’t match.

    I’ll try and have a play with the plugin as well.

  15. Aaron
    Aaron Published |

    Downloaded it and will test it on a couple of my test sites. Interesting plug-in. I’ll keep you posted.

  16. Steupz
    Steupz Published |

    What about ‘User X’

  17. Adam W. Warner
    Adam W. Warner Published |

    Great news Justin, and thanks again from the “community”. I agree with John above regarding the name. Access Manager seems to cover everything that this plugin is, and will be.

  18. The Frosty
    The Frosty Published |

    Very cool, will give this a run for the money!

  19. NotAlame
    NotAlame Published |

    Hi Justin!

    For the name, I will think about something like wp-members…
    Thanks again!

  20. Xavier
    Xavier Published |

    So far so good Justin. Everything I have tried so far has worked and I’m using wp 2.8.4.

    Fairly sure this could change the face of wp user management and really open up some cms doors. Great work

  21. mwaterous
    mwaterous Published |

    I’m in the process of setting up a large WPMU site, and will be looking at testing your plugin on my sandbox – have you been building it primarily for the standalone or given the looming merge of the codebase has Β΅ been taken into account while coding this plugin?

  22. Terry with Lab Coats
    Terry with Lab Coats Published |

    Dugged (sp?)

    I would have downloaded the plugin too if I have a nice blog with a lively community such as this one. Thought the least I could do is digg this post. πŸ˜€

  23. Stephen Cronin
    Stephen Cronin Published |

    Hi Justin,

    Great plugin and I may need to use it for a website I have in mind, but I just wanted to know if you’ve heard the Press This podcast where Joost de Valk interviews Mark Jaquith.

    Mark mentions that in an upcoming version of WordPress (can’t remember if it is 2.9 or 3.0), they are going to overhaul the underlying permissions / roles framework. Do you know if that will affect this plugin? Hope not!

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  25. Andrea_R
    Andrea_R Published |

    Awesome, I love breaking stuff! πŸ˜€

  26. Derek Dorian
    Derek Dorian Published |

    I always found WP lack of CMS capabilities
    we definatly need nice plugins
    gonna test it
    thank you

  27. Tyler Gore
    Tyler Gore Published |

    Actually, I *can* think of uses for a good role management plugin in a single user blog.

    In blogs I install for clients (using the Role Manager plugin, no longer maintained), I often restrict their privileges to a customized Editor level. They can do everything they would want to do, but can’t do stuff like change plugins or themes, edit files, or other activities that have the potential of breaking the site.

    However, I also give them the privilege of upgrading themselves to Administrator if they need to or want to.

    That way, the interface isn’t cluttered up with settings that they shouldn’t (and don’t want to!) use, or change by accident. But they can if they really want to, or if they hired someone else to help maintain the site, etc.

    I think many single users would prefer setting things up like this. It reduces interface clutter, and (for non-power users) reduces the potential of changing settings by accident.

  28. Tyler Gore
    Tyler Gore Published |

    Wanted to add something else (really glad you’re working on this, btw!):

    You ask:
    “How should restricted pages (Content Permissions component) be handled? Remove from page lists if user isn’t allowed to view them?”

    I think the best scenario is to make it optional to show the restricted page link on lists on a case-by-case basis (opt-in/opt-out checkbox in the admin panel or something like that).

    Sometimes you don’t want non-members to even know restricted pages exist. For example, you might have pages that are only for editors and admins, etc.

    But other times, you want non-registered visitors to see an intriguing link that they can’t access to encourage them to register.

    So it’s best to make this a flexible option, if possible.

  29. Benjamin
    Benjamin Published |

    I just have to tell you that this is making life so much easier. I’ve been hacking away at using the P2 theme and this plugin to create an internal(private) developer/client communication system. Everyone gets to see general announcements and other solid tips (and participate in the discussion). Plus, if there are individual communications with each client, it is easily restricted to the correct party. And only logged in clients get access.

    Makes it easier for our internal side to see and interact with all clients at once and to see in a quick glance what is going on.

  30. Eugene Gordin
    Eugene Gordin Published |

    Hi Justin,

    This plugin sounds great. Will it be able to do the following:

    I have multiple sidebars for various parts of my site. Can I restrict my editors to only be able to view & edit particular sidebar?

    It would be ideal to assign a particular sidebar to a Role Scoper group. For a graphical representation what I’m trying to do, see this image: http://content.screencast.com/users/egordin/folders/Jing/media/10f8b431-9d6f-4e22-abe5-c261f8d3ea56/00000008.png


  31. Eugene Gordin
    Eugene Gordin Published |

    Thanks for getting back to me Joe. I have scoured the interweb many times over searching for a way to achieve this. Can you explain how? No one seems to know.

    Thanks again!

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  33. Paul
    Paul Published |

    I’m testing the Shortcodes component and have a question.
    Can you please advise how to change from the following:
    [access role=”level1″]Hide this content from everyone but Level 1.[/access]
    to [access role=”level1″]SHOW this content to everyone but editors.[/access]


  34. John Myrstad
    John Myrstad Published |

    May you consider to give some detailed info on how to make plugins capabilities available for Members ?

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  36. Tinh
    Tinh Published |

    That is what I have been looking for a long time ago as the existing functions in WP does not allow me to customise or restrict curtain users roles. I am happy to test this on my demo blog first. Thanks

  37. rZr
    rZr Published |

    On your other page, where you are giving an tutorial regarding adding custom profile fields I was asking if I could beta test your plugin.

    Sigh, only now I found this page. Sorry for the earlier brainfart. I am already using this plugin on my new website. Hope that we will be able to chat about future functionality soon.

    I have a lot of ideas, because I was on the verge of starting to write such a plugin myself ;).

  38. Krishan
    Krishan Published |


    By the description, I thought it has the features to manage the different roles from within the options page. But I dont see anything like that.

    Does this have to be done via coding or through the interface?

    Do you have any documentation available? (I know it may be a bit early to do so)

    This is something that I have been looking for, and was going to take the risk in implementing online. But if you could tell me how i can actually use it, that would be great.


  39. Krishan
    Krishan Published |

    Sorry for my previous comment. This works fine. Exactly what I have been looking for.

  40. seth
    seth Published |

    Thx, will download for my other blog

  41. PSninja
    PSninja Published |

    I was wondering if this plugin worked for WordPress Mu? I am looking for something to globally lock down privileges across all the blogs under a Mu Install, with only the top level admin able to control what blog owners and contributors have access to. Could I, for instance drop this into my mu-plugins directory and hard-code in the options (I don’t mind getting my hands dirty if that would work!!).

    By the way – keep up the good work Justin, I have been following your site for a very long time and your contribution to the WordPress community is much appreciated. I have learned loads – for instance your early, detailed coverage of taxonomies was very useful and I was able to learn more from your couple of posts on it that anywhere else (including the Codex!!).

  42. Joni Mueller
    Joni Mueller Published |

    Hi, Justin, hope I’m not too late to hop on this beta bandwagon. Count me in.

  43. Serge
    Serge Published |

    Hi Justin

    Is there a way to prevent that a role has access to all the images in the media library? I have different photographers uploading images. The images are published by add them into a post. Of course the photographer should only have access to its own pictures.

    A media library where each user can manage their own picutres and post ony their own pictures… is something like that possible?

    Thanks a lot for your feedback.


  44. Robert Neuschul
    Robert Neuschul Published |

    Have been testing for 24 hours on a few non-public sites; So far I really like what I see; simple and elegant..

    I wanted to test Members in conjunction with VastHTML’s Forum Server plugin [fork of the WP Forum plugin] where I [and many others] have a need to be able to give user management capabilities to non-admin users in a secure and structured manner.

    The main problem I’ve encountered seems to be one of logic and a lack of heirarchy in the scope assignments – and this may well be a WP problem rather than any issue in the Members plugin; thus if I create a new role of Moderator, which is effectively a clone of the Editor role, and then assign create_user edit_user and delete_user rights to that Moderator role then, as the “Members” plugin currently functions, any Moderator can now create another Moderator or an Administrator level user, or promote themselves to be an Administrator.

    This is logically and functionally wrong as far as running a WP site is concerned, even if in coding terms it makes clear logical sense.

    Any given Role – when assigned the required capabilities – should be able to manage the community of users below their own level of capability, but should have no ability to do anything to or with those Roles that are of equal or higher capability, let alone create users of higher capability or promote themselves to such a higher level. I use the concept of higher and lower levels of capability in a loose descriptive and vernacular sense.

    That’s my first wishlist item; off to play a bit more with other functionality in Members.

    Naming suggestion: short and sweet – WP-MP

    All the best,


  45. Xemytica
    Xemytica Published |

    Seems to be a very nice plugin. I have no use for it now, but I have been looking for something similar for a future project. Will absolutley keep this and let you know after some testing!

  46. Jamalah Bryan
    Jamalah Bryan Published |

    Hey Justin, I agree with John with the name WordPress Access Manager or WP Access Manager, it covers all the basis of the plugin. I haven’t started testing as yet but I hope to start testing soon as I am busy on some other projects.

    I am not sure if you have this implemented as yet if you do then ignore this comment.

    I think you need to setup some form of wishlist system for this plugin so people can post features they want for various version releases etc. instead of posting it here in the comments section. Gives you a better history and feature control, and people could comment on a feature aspect or file bugs on a feature aspect.

    I have some ideas but will wait for a wishlist system to put my ideas there.

    Just my thought but good luck with this plugin.


  47. Prakash
    Prakash Published |

    this is what I have been searching for a some time ago as the existing functions in wordpress does not allow me to change or restrict curtain users roles. I am really happy to test this on my demo blog first. Thanks

  48. Sagive
    Sagive Published |

    i love this plugin but there is one problem..
    if i want to build a wordpress based wesite to a client
    and want to give him access to change widget order (Drap drop interface)
    or give him the ability to touch template option in templates that have side banners..

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  50. SAMsan
    SAMsan Published |

    Just installed and create a new role with “Read” capability, just like a subscriber.
    Subscriber has 2 capabilities but only “Read” checked, why ??

    1. SAMsan
      SAMsan Published |

      By the way, can I include your roles checkboxes in my custom post type ?

  51. surefoot
    surefoot Published |

    I want to give freebie content to users who sign up on my site. They only would have access to this content. I hope the plugin works for that.

  52. Benjamin
    Benjamin Published |

    I’ve used this a few times over the years! It’s working great in 4.7.5!


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