Typical use case would be to restrict access to a portion of the content to users unless. Restriction can be based on user role (to boost user subscriptions). You can also setup a timer function to open up content after a certain time.
Options available are:
- Restrict access based on the role of user
- Restrict access based on specific user id/user name
- Restrict access based date/time
See FAQ section for details and examples
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- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
Shortcode to use: [restrict][/restrict] All content between the start and end of the shortcode will be restricted
allow_role => The Role(s) to allow access to the restricted content. This should correspond to the WordPress roles. Can take multiple values which are comma separated
allow_user => The User ID(s) OR user login name to allow access to the restricted content.
message => The message that is visible when content is restricted
open_time => The exact date and time when the content should become visible (format to use YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS example 2016-03-24 13:00:00 will mean that the content should show after 24 March 2016 from 1pm onwards)
condition => options are any and all any will mean that any single parameter that matches the criteria will result in the protected content being shown. all will mean that only when all criteria is matched will the restricted content be shown.
rule => Now you can define rules and use these easily. This gives the flexibility of changing the criteria in one location and having it apply everywhere that the rule has been used. If the rule parameter is used then it will overrule the other parameters.
[restrict allow_role=subscriber allow_user = 1, 2, adam open_time=2016-03-14 11:00:00? condition=any message=hello] secret here[/restrict] This will show the restrcited to all subscribers, users with ID 1 and 2, username adam. As soon as the open_time is passed it will show the restricted content to everyone.
[restrict allow_role=author open_time=2016-03-14 11:00:00? condition=all message=hello] secret here[/restrict] This will show only when the user is logged in with a subscriber role and the open_time has passed
[restrict rule=2?] secret here[/restrict] This will apply rule with id 2. Rules can be defined from inside the WP dashboard.