WordPress has become the biggest and powerful platform for Content Management System (CMS) having blogging capabilities. For any kind of Website, You can build a blog, a website for all kind of online business, or represent your business page on web by using WordPress. There are lots of reasons to use WordPress for multi-user website and you can get full control over the content of your users and can management them on a single platform from your Dashboard.
First of all WordPress is a FREE AND provides excellent Search Engine Optimization (SEO), WordPress SEO by Yoast is one the best WordPress SEO plugin that help to get traffic and boost up search engine rank.
WordPress is very user friendly, and help you to mange content without knowing programming language and using developers tools like Dreamweaver. On top of that you can extend your website features without hiring a web developer by implementing different themes and Plugins. If you want to extend your website, you can get WordPress Developers support on line because there are lots of blogs provide Free tutorials and support online, all you have to Search on Google. Even Hosting companies like provide free help and support on WordPress powered sites.
Today I am trying to compile a list of Plugins that help you to manage and have a powerful access control system by using WordPress, Although Drupal and Joomla provide you these features but now you can implement these features on your WordPress powered website.
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Access Control in WordPress with Plugins
There are different WordPress Plugins that help you to have a control over your users and their contents. I am going to provide the best WordPress plugins for Access control to manage Content and users roles:
Advanced Access Manager is very powerful and flexible Access Control tool for your WordPress website. It supports Single WordPress installation and Multisite setup.
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Adds user access control via admin defined user groups on a per page level.
- Access group creation
- User group assigning
- Redirect un-logged in user to defined login page
- Redirect public users to login page.
- Redirect Logged in users to Access denied/upgrade notice page
The configuration is as simple as powerful and the best of all: It’s incredible fast – you will not notice any differences from your standard installation to running a fully protected blog. It does not modify your roles, capabilities and it does not need new tables or adds queries to your normal pages.
This plugin allows authors to restrict the users’s access to individual pages, posts and menu items based on the user’s logged in status.
Features for Authors
- You can restrict pages and posts while editing by using the “Simple Access Control” widget.
- You can set the message displayed when a visitor accesses a locked page using the “Simple Access Control” item in the Settings menu
- The locked status is shown in the admin page and post lists
- a “Loggedin Text” widget is available that only displays text to logged in users
- You can set a flag causing the menu to display even when filtered
With the “User Access Manager”-plugin you can manage the access to your posts, pages and files. You only create a user group, put registered users to this and set up the rights for this group. From now on the post/page is only accessible and writable for the specified group. This plugin is useful if you need a member area or a private section at your blog or you want that other people can write at your blog but not everywhere.
Microthemer is a visual design plugin that gives non-technical WordPress users a way to customize the appearance of their WordPress theme. Microthemer is intended for WordPress users who demand near full design control but don’t necessarily have any knowledge of CSS .
WordPress: Roles and Capabilities: WordPress explanation on how blog owner can control the ability of assigning roles to a user.
WordPress: Author Templates: This article explains how to change what happens when the blog viewer is visiting one of your site’s author pages.
Creating an “About this Author” for Multiple Authors: How to insert About this Author at the end of every blog post.