Restrict User Access – Membership Plugin with Force


Restrict content and contexts to control what your users get exclusive access to, or drip content over time. Create an unlimited number of Access Levels and override user and role capabilities.

Use this plugin to quickly set up a membership site where your users can get different levels such as Gold, Silver and Bronze. Then, restrict access to e.g. posts tagged “Premium”, articles written by specific authors, or all your free products.

No coding required.

Unlimited Access Levels

  • Multiple levels per user
  • Sync with User Roles, Logged in, or Logged out
  • Add membership durations
  • Unlock (drip) content for new members
  • Permit & deny level capabilities
  • Hide nav menu items
  • Restrict Widget Areas in Content Aware Sidebars
  • Redirect unauthorized users to a page or custom link
  • Tease content for unauthorized users and show custom message
  • Shortcode to fine-tune restrictions in your posts or pages

Unlimited Content Restrictions

Conditionally restrict all your posts, pages, categories, or any content you want. Restrict User Access even allows you to combine conditions. This means that you e.g. can restrict all posts in Category X written by author Y.

For each level you can restrict content with the following conditions:

  • Singulars, eg. each post, page, or custom post type
  • Content with select taxonomies, eg. categories or tags
  • Content written by a select author
  • Modelos de página
  • Post Type Archives
  • Arquivos do autor
  • (Custom) Taxonomy Archives
  • Arquivos de datas
  • Resultados da busca
  • 404 Not Found Page
  • Página de Frente
  • Blog Page
  • Perfis de usuário do bbPress
  • BuddyPress Member Pages
  • Languages (qTranslate X, Polylang, Transposh, WPML, TranslatePress)
  • Pods Pages

Plugin Integrations & Support

Restrict User Access automatically supports Custom Post Types and Taxonomies created by any plugin or theme. Moreover, it comes with built-in support for some of the most popular WordPress plugins.

  • bbPress
  • BuddyPress
  • Easy Digital Downloads
  • qTranslate X
  • Pods
  • Polylang
  • TranslatePress
  • Transposh Translation Filter
  • WooCommerce
  • WPML


[restrict level="platinum"]
This content can only be seen by users with Platinum level or above.

[restrict level="!platinum"]
This content can only be seen by users without Platinum level or above.

[restrict role="editor,contributor" page="1"]
This content can only be seen by editors and contributors.
Other users will see content from page with ID 1.


Developer API

rua_get_level_by_name(string $name):int
rua_get_level_caps(string $name, bool $hierarchical):array

get_level_ids(bool $hierarchical, bool $synced_roles, bool $include_expired):array
get_level_start(int $level_id):int
get_level_expiry(int $level_id):int
is_level_expired(int $level_id):bool
has_level(int $level_id):bool
add_level(int $level_id):bool
remove_level(int $level_id):bool

More Information

Imagens de tela

  • Simple Access Levels Overview
  • Easy-to-use Access Conditions
  • Capability Manager for Access Level


  1. Upload the full plugin directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install the plugin through Plugins in the administration
  2. Activate the plugin through Plugins in the administration
  3. Have fun creating your first Access Level under the menu User Access > Access Levels > Add New


How do I restrict some content?
  1. Go to User Access > Add New
  2. Click on the “Select content type” dropdown to add a condition
  3. Click on the created input field and select the content you want to restrict
  4. Go to the Members tab to add members
  5. Redirect unauthorized users to a page or URL, or display content from another page along with a teaser/excerpt from the restricted content
  6. Give your new level a descriptive title and save it

In order to restrict a context, e.g. “All Posts with Category X”, simply select a new type of content from the dropdown below the AND label and repeat Step 3.

You can choose to negate conditions, meaning that if you negate the group “All posts with Category X”, the level will get exclusive access to all content but that.

I added a Level to a user, but it can still see other content?

When you create an Access Level to restrict some content, only users with this level will be able to see that content, but they will also be able to see all other (unrestricted) content on your site.

A quick way to “lock down” and make sure e.g. only Administrators can see all content is to create a new Access Level for Administrators with a negated condition group containing “404 Page”. This means that normal users only can see the 404 Page.

By default, Administrators will have access to all content regardless of your levels.

Restricted content is still being displayed on archive pages or in widgets?

Restrict User Access does currently not support hiding single items from archive pages, search results, widgets or custom lists.

It is recommended only to show titles and excerpts in these cases.

Restricted file is still accessible with deep link?

Restrict User Access does currently not support restricting deep links to files, only attachment urls.

User still able to edit restricted content in Admin Dashboard?

Capabilities and Access Conditions serve different purposes and are not combined. Access Conditions are applied only to the frontend, while capabilities work throughout the site (both Admin Dashboard and frontend).

I have other questions, can you help?

Of course! Check out the links below:


1 de março de 2020
This plugin doesn't work (anymore?)! I tested this plugin on several WP instances with BuddyPress but none of them is working like expected. BuddyPress is not working like promissed! Also tried the trial for url restriction also didn't work!
18 de fevereiro de 2020
I am using this plugin and amazed by the simplicity of the plugin. It is very powerful offering CPTs and other popular plugins access manager. Very useful to manage users and contents by offering membership levels. You will miss a payment gateway. We wold love to see a basic manual payment option. Thank for you this plugin.
1 de janeiro de 2020
So, a user can be added manually... That's not a viable option to run a membership site. The only other way is synchronized levels, which does not support drip content. So again, not an option for a membership site. So, how does this plugin help someone run a membership site? I'd give you one star, but it does look like you tried.
28 de outubro de 2019
This and 'Ultimate Member' work perfectly alongside each other to restrict certain access depending on the user type. I had struggled to restrict content, especially single links, based on custom users so thank you for creating a great product.
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Registro de alterações

Follow development and see all changes on GitHub



  • Added: translatepress access condition
  • Added: wordpress 5.4 support
  • Added: minimum wordpress version 4.8
  • Updated: wp-content-aware-engine library
  • Updated: freemius sdk


  • Fixed: condition type cache would in some cases be primed with bad data
  • Fixed: edge case where negated conditions would be ignored


  • Added: condition type cache for improved performance
  • Added: categories and search in dropdown for access condition types
  • Added: filter to modify [restrict] shortcode
  • Added: filter to disable nav menu restrictions
  • Added: wordpress 5.3 support
  • Added: minimum wordpress version 4.6
  • Updated: ui improvements
  • Updated: wp-content-aware-engine library
  • Updated: wp-db-updater library
  • Updated: freemius sdk

See changelog.txt for previous changes.