Content Control – User Access Restriction Plugin


Content Control is a lightweight and powerful plugin that allows you to take complete control of your website’s content by restricting access to pages/posts to logged in users, specific user roles or to logged out users.

The plugin also enables you to restrict access to certain parts of a page/post using shortcodes e.g [content_control]Logged in content[/content_control]

Lastly, the plugin allows you to control the visibility of each sidebar/footer widget by selecting who can view each widget (everyone, logged out users, logged in users, specific user roles).

Full Feature List

Content Control permette di fare quanto segue:

  • Restrict access to pages/posts to logged in/out users or specific user roles
  • Restrict access to media attachment pages, tags, categories, format to logged in/out users or specific user roles
  • Display a custom message to users who do not have permission to view the content
  • Redirect users who do not have permission to view the content to login page (redirects back to page/post after login), website homepage or custom URL
  • Display certain content on a page/post to logged in users only
  • Display certain content on a page/post to specific user roles
  • Display certain content on a page/post to logged out users
  • Apply custom CSS classes to on page content restriction shortcodes
  • Control the visibility of each sidebar/footer widget by selecting who can view each widget (everyone, logged out users, logged in users, specific user roles).

Note: Content Control restricts access to media at the content level via the media attachment pages. Content Control does not restrict access at the server level to actual media files (e.g.: .jpg, .gif, .pdf, and .webp files).


This example allows only logged-in subscribers and editors to see the text “Logged in content”.

[content_control roles=”subscriber,editor” class=”custom-css-class” message=”You don’t have access to this.”]Logged in content[/content_control]

If you are logged out or aren’t logged in as a subscriber or editor, you’ll see the “You don’t have access to this.” denial message.

All parameters are optional. If you add a parameter, make sure it’s followed by an equals (=) sign and the values of your parameters are inside double quotes (“”).

List of parameters:

  • roles – By default, all roles will have access to restricted content. If you want to give access only to specific roles, add this parameter with a comma-separated list of valid WordPress user roles wrapped by double quotes (“”). See the example above.
  • logged_out=”1″ – Only logged out visitors can see this content. If you want the opposite (only logged-in people can see the content), leave this parameter out. I.e., By default, Content Control restricts content so only logged-in visitors can view it.
  • class – Add the name of your custom CSS class if you want to add custom styles to your restricted content.
  • message – Your custom denial message if you want to override the default message from the plugin settings.

Creato da Code Atlantic

Content Control is built by the Code Atlantic team. We create high-quality WordPress plugins that help you grow your WordPress sites.

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Richiede WordPress 3.6 e PHP 5.3.


  • Creare set di restrizioni illimitate.
  • Scegli chi può vedere i contenuti riservati.
  • Visualizza un messaggio al posto del contenuto riservato.
  • Redirect users to log in or to another page if they access restricted content.
  • Scegliete qualsiasi contenuto vi venga in mente di proteggere.
  • Utilizza gli shortcode per proteggere i contenuti in linea.
  • Limita anche i widget.


Requisiti minimi

  • WordPress 3.6 o superiore
  • PHP versione 5.3 o superiore


  • Install Content Control either via the plugin repository or by uploading the files to your server.
  • Activate Content Control.

If you need help getting started with Content Control please see FAQs which explains how to use the plugin.


Dove posso trovare supporto?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the Content Control Plugin Forum.

Dove posso segnalare bug o contribuire al progetto?

Bugs can be reported either in our support forum or preferably on the Content Control GitHub repo.


11 Marzo 2023
The Content Control plugin is an amazingly useful tool that helps to ensure security to your website by restricting access to specific pages/posts to certain user roles. I have defined custom user roles on my website, and Content Control is able to restrict private areas of my website for my registered members according to their specific level of membership. Anyone who has a membership website needs to have this invaluable plugin and tool. I can't imagine being without this awesome plugin! Top notch plugin all around!
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Changelog (registro delle modifiche)

v1.1.10 – 12/28/2022

  • Security: Fix unescaped output for CSS classname in the [contentcontrol] shortcode allowing users with the ability to edit posts to inject code into the page.

v1.1.9 – 09/30/2021

  • Fix: Error when using Gutenberg Preview.

v1.1.8 – 07/17/2021

  • Fix: Error when Elementor instance preview proptery was null.

v1.1.7 – 07/17/2021

  • Fix: Prevent warning if widget settings don’t exist in options table.
  • Fix: Arbitrary limit of 10 on current items listed in Restriction Editor due to WP query default args.
  • Fix: Prevent restrictions from activating when using the Elementor page builder.

v1.1.6 – 03/21/2021

  • Fix: Nonce validation was preventing 3rd party plugin from saving widget settings when it failed. Thanks @jacobmischka
  • Fix: Prevent corrupted options from preventing saving of settings.

v1.1.5 – 02/22/2021

  • Fix: Issue where roles with - would not save when checked.

v1.1.4 – 03/24/2020

  • Improvement: Added gettext handling for several strings that were not translatable.
  • Tweak: Process shortcodes in default denial message contents.
  • Tweak: Various improvements in form reliability & user experience.
  • Fix: Issues with ajax search fields not retaining their values after save.
  • Fix: Issue where only would show 10 pages.
  • Fix: PHP 7.4 compatibility fixes.

v1.1.3 – 12/03/2019

  • Fix: Custom post type conditions were not always registered.

v1.1.2 – 11/10/2019

  • Tweak: Remove erroneous console.log messages in admin.
  • Fix: Fatal error when empty shortcode used.

v1.1.1 – 10/15/2019

  • Fix: Bugs where variables were not always the expected type.


  • Improvement: Added default denial message to shortcode.
  • Improvement: Render nested shortcodes in the [content_control] shortcode.
  • Fix: Bug where multiple roles checked together in restriction editor.


  • Fix: Minor notice on activation.


  • Fix: Call to undefined function.


  • Fix: Non static method called statically
  • Fix: Bug when using invalid variable type.


  • Initial Release