How To Restrict Author To Specific Category In WordPress

Maintaining a multi-author blog is not an easy task. It requires editorial and management skills to maintain and run work smoothly. If you have multiple authors and you want to restrict the author to a particular category you can restrict an author to a specific category using plugin.

How To Restrict Author To Specific Category In WordPress

For example author, Sarath is a very good writer for WordPress if he knowingly or unknowingly write an article about Social Media you can block him. To get started first download and install Restrict Author Posting plugin. After activating plugin now go to Users section in your WordPress dashboard and edit User profile you want to block.

How to category restrict authors in wordpress

Here scroll down to the middle of the page and you’ll see “Restrict the category in which this user can post to“. Here in the drop down menu available categories in your blog are seen, now select the category you want to restrict and update user.

Category Disable in WordPress

From now onwards the user can see only restricted category on his profile page. A small notification appears in his post page below permalink “You are allowing to post to category: WordPress”. And plugin also disables category box in his editing page. In the above example, Sarath is intended to write articles only for WordPress,

Next time when you want to remove the restriction simply head over to the author profile page and select “No Restrict” option.

Download Restrict Author Posting Plugin.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, PhoneSetter and TheWearableNews. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.
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