Simple Permissions

Create simple permission groups for reading or editing posts.

Author:Michael George (profile at
WordPress version required:3.5.2
WordPress version tested:4.4.25
Plugin version:1.2.4
Added to WordPress repository:24-04-2014
Last updated:16-02-2016
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:1 870
Active installs:10+
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If you just want a simple plugin that lets you create groups and limit posts or pages (and probably custom types, though that’s untested!) to be read or edited by only those groups, then this is the plugin for you.

This plugin checks a users group membership when getting posts, so if a user isn’t a member of a group and that group is the only group that can read the post, the user won’t see it in a list view (admin or regular) or a direct link.

There are exceptions, of course. If a user is a member of a group that has the write permission to a post, but that user does not have a WP role that allows for editing that document (a subscriber, for instance), they won’t be able to edit it. Also, authors and admins are not group limited. If you wrote it, you can edit it. If you’re an admin, you can edit it.