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User Access Manager

With the "User Access Manager"-plugin you can manage the access to your posts, pages and files.

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.

Appeal: If it works click the "Works" button, if it don't works click the "Broken" button and write me. That is the only way to find bugs and see if the plugin works proper. Thanks.

Feature list

  • User groups
  • Set separate access for readers and editors
  • Set access by user groups
  • Set access by post categories
  • User-defined post/page title (if no access)
  • User-defined post/page text (if no access)
  • Optional login form (if no access)
  • User-defined comment text (if no access)
  • Hide complete post/page
  • Hide pages in navigation
  • Redirecting users to other pages (if no access)
  • Recursive locking of posts/pages
  • Limited access to uploaded files
  • Full integrated at the admin panel
  • Multilingual support
  • Also protect your rss feeds
  • Give access by IP-address
  • Plugin-Api to use the User Access Manager in your on plugins or extend other plugins

Included languages

  • Czech, based on Thanks to Jan
  • Danish, based on Thanks to GeorgWP
  • English
  • Farsi, based on 1.1.2. Thanks to Hadi Mostafapour
  • French, based on Thanks to macbidule
  • German
  • Hungary, based on 1.0.2. Thanks to Zina
  • Italian. Thanks to Diego Valobra
  • Russian, based on 1.1.2. Thanks to PoleeK
  • Spanish, based on 1.1.2. Thanks to Juan Rodriguez
  • Swedish, based on 1.1. Thanks to Konsult
  • Turkish, based on 1.1.2. Thanks to Mesut Soylu
  • Polish, based on 1.2. Thanks to Piotr Kaczynski

Some language files are really old, if you are a native speaker it would be nice if you update a language file or make one for a language which is not translated yet.

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Author Alexander Schneider
Contributors GM_Alex
Tags access, admin, member, member access, member area, members, page, pages, Post, posts, privacy, private, restrict, user, user access manager, user management
  1. user-access-manager screenshot 1

    The group manger.

  2. user-access-manager screenshot 3

    The setup screen.

  3. user-access-manager screenshot 4

    Integration into post overview.

  1. Upload the full directory, with the folder, into your wp-content/plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy

Here you found the changes in each version.

Version     Date        Changes

1.2.14      2017/01/07  Fix IP access issue.
                        Some small optimization.

1.2.13      2017/01/04  Fix tag count issue.

1.2.12      2017/01/03  Fix tag issue.
                        Improve usability of the setup page.

1.2.11      2017/01/02  Restore hide categories behaviour.

1.2.10      2017/01/02  Improve mysql query to prevent against possible collations issue.

1.2.9       2017/01/01  Fix wrong category count.
                        Hide pages without access at the administration panel.
                        Fix redirect problems.

1.2.8       2016/12/31  Fix wrong term behavior for the backend.
                        Require at least PHP 5.3     2016/12/28  Fix ip restriction issue.
                        Fix missing categories issue.     2016/12/27  Improve taxonomy handling.
                        Improve performance.
                        Add missing wp-cli.php file.
                        Refactor config handling.
                        Fix Yoast SEO Plugin issue.
                        Some other small fixes.     2016/12/08  Fix some issues related to Wordpress 4.7     2016/12/08  Fix empty category issue.     2016/12/07  Hot fix for Wordpress 4.7     2016/12/04  Remove deprecated function get_currentuserinfo     2016/11/30  Add experimental nginx support
                        Fix redirect issue (Thanks to Laurence Shaw for the hint and James Riordon for the fix)    2016/10/07  Again a security fix     2016/10/06  Security fix     2016/08/15  Security fix
                        Add Yoast SEO Plugin filter. Thanks to Christian Werner     2016/03/17  Security fix     2015/03/09  Hide UAM at the backend from normal users.
                        Change IP range logic. Thanks to Takanashi
                        Fix issue with roles.     2015/03/02  Fix install/update missing table issue.     2015/02/26  Fix database update issue.     2015/02/25  Fix database update for multi sites.
                        Fix array_keys warning.
                        Fix redirect loop.     2015/02/24  Fix not removable role affiliation issue.     2015/02/24  Remove deprecated php function mysql_get_server_info().
                        Change object_id from varchar 11 to varchar 255.
                        Fix backslashes issue.     2015/02/11  Remove unnecessary js library.
                        Merge changes from Thanks for contribution.     2013/12/13  Improve performance. Thanks to all testers.
                        Add bulk edit feature.     2013/05/08  Fix redirect if page is hidden and permalink is active issue.
                        Fix no access issue.     2013/05/08  Fix pagination issue. Thanks to arjenbreur.
                        Fix comment issue. Thanks to jpr105.
                        Redirect if post/page is hidden and permalink is active.
                        Change icon.     2013/05/06  Fix broken images issue.
                        Fix duplicated key issue.
                        Filter file types.
                        Use wordpress mime types instead of the config array.

1.2.4       2013/05/01  Fix add column issue.
                        Fix install bug.
                        Fix error if no user is logged in. Thanks to Robert Egger and akiko.pusu.
                        Fix media file issue.
                        Optimize code.     2013/05/01  Fix terms issue.

1.2.3       2013/04/30  Fix Fatal 'error: Call-time pass-by-reference' error.
                        Fix 'get_userdata() is not defined' error. Thanks to ranwaldo.
                        Refactor many variable names to fit new coding style.

1.2.2       2011/04/03  Speed improvements.
                        Fix get_term bug.
                        Fix category bug

1.2.1       2011/10/11  Fix uninstall bug.
                        Add capability 'manage_user_groups'. Thanks to Tim Okrongli
                        Some small improvements.

1.2         2011/06/19  Add custom post types.
                        Fix CSRF issue. Thanks to Luke Crouch

1.1.4       2010/10/19  Fix error on custom post types
                        Add warning for PHP version lower than 5.0

1.1.3       2010/10/09  Add tag filter
                        Fix media file bug for multisites
                        Fix ip access bug
                        Improve redirecting code
                        Speed up

1.1.2       2010/10/04  Fix read/write access bug
                        Add recursive looking for posts page option
                        Improve network activation/update
                        Add hooks for login bar
                        Prepare for NextGEN Gallery extension     2010/09/29  Fix bug that a usergroup for a user wasn't saved     2010/09/29  Fix T_DNUMBER bug

1.1.1       2010/09/29  Fix custom menu bug
                        Fix quick edit bug
                        Fix undefined object bug
                        Extend admin hint

1.1         2010/09/28  Add plugin api
                        Optimized code
                        Improve content filtering
                        Fix bug that user groups can't removed from element
                        Fix empty category bug
                        Fix pre/next post bug
                        Fix login form bug
                        Fix redirect bug
                        Fix some other small bugs

1.0.2       2010/07/24  Remove debugging code
                        Fix file download bug

1.0.1       2010/07/24  Fix bug that only one user can be a member of a user group
                        Fix bug for recursive locking for categories

1.0         2010/07/22  Fix array_merge bug at media page
                        Reorder some admin options
                        Add some new admin functions
                        Speed it up
                        Disable file locking by default

1.0 Beta 2  2010/07/13  Fix performance issues
                        Fix media gallery issues
                        Fix category bug
                        Fix not loaded translation
                        Remove some unused functions

1.0 Beta    2010/07/09  Complete rewrite
                        Some new options to improve the functions     2010/06/23  Hotfix for Wordpress 3.0     2009/07/17  Fix "header already send"-Problem with Wordpress 2.8.1
                        Add option to set level with full access     2009/03/29  Fix some path problems
                        Add a reset function
                        Rename menu at admin panel     2009/03/26  Fix the empty category issue

0.9.1       2009/03/26  Fix the database problem
                        Fix feed bug. Thanks to Markus Brinkmann
                        Fix wrong javascript path

0.9         2009/03/24  Add login form
                        Add option to show text bevor <!--more--> tag
                        Fix write access issues
                        Fix file issues
                        Small fixes     2009/03/09  Add French language file
                        Delete .htaccess files on deactivation/uninstall     2009/03/06  Small fix

0.8         2009/03/05  Add write access control
                        Add support down to 2.6
                        Better file access control
                        Code optimization - Plugin became faster
                        Fix the category bug
                        Small fixes     2009/02/13  Small fixes

0.7         2009/02/13  Fix: All known Bugs of the beta
                        Add ajax for more comfort
                        Add language support

0.7 Beta    2009/01/05  Fix: Problems with media at posts
                        Fix: Many other small fixes
                        Only support up to Wordpress 2.7
                        Better integration

0.62        2008/12/18  Fix: Fatal error: Only variables can
                        be passed by reference. Thanks to David Thompson

0.61        2008/12/17  Fix: Wrong file id in Media Library

0.6         2007/12/14  First release.

How works the User Access Manager?

All posts/pages which are not in a user access group are accessible to all users. Posts/pages can put to groups by themselves, categories or recursive (most by pages).

How dose "Role affiliation" work?

This example will give you an overview:

  • Posts: Post1, Post2
  • Users: User1 (admin), User2 (subscriber), User3 (subscriber)


  • Group1: Users: User2, User3 | Posts: Post1 | Role affiliation: subscriber
  • Group2: Users: User3 | Posts: Post2 | Role affiliation: -


  • Post1: User1 because he is a admin, User2 because he is in the group and a subscriber, User3 he is a subscriber (to this group all subscribers has access!)
  • Post2: User1 because he is a admin, User3 because he is in the group (only group members has access because there is no role affiliation!)

I get an login box "WP-Files", what can I do?

  • You can deactivate the file locking at the UAM settings.
  • You can replace your media files in your posts. Just delete the old link and insert it again. (A new working link will generated)
Version 1.2.14

Requires WordPress version: 3.4.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.0

Last Updated 07 Jan 2017

Date Added: 17 Dec 2008

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