Members: WordPress Plugin by Justin Tadlock

Justin Tadlock has done it again. This time he released to the WordPress community a user, role, and content management plugin called Members.

Its purpose is to make WordPress a more powerful CMS by giving you fine-grain control over the users of your site.

So what dose this plugin do:

  • Edit Roles: Edit your user roles and their capabilities.
  • New Roles: Create new roles for use on your site.
  • Content Permissions: Adds a meta box on your write post/page editor that allows you to restrict content to specific roles.
  • Widgets: Adds a login form widget and user-listing widget that you can use in any widget area on your site.
  • Shortcodes: Creates shortcodes that you can use to restrict or allow access to certain parts of your posts and pages (or any other shortcode-capable area).
  • Template Tags: New functions for use within your WordPress theme for various things.
  • Private Blog: Allows you to create a private blog that can only be accessed by users that are logged in (redirects them to the login page).

I personally can’t wait for future developments of this plugin. It takes WordPress one step closer to full user management without having to code it your self :)

About Cristian Antohe

Cristian Antohe is the co-founder Cozmoslabs. He's a WordPress developer, web designer and Open Source fanatic. He's part of the team that developed Profile Builder and WordPress Creation Kit and also helps curate

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14 thoughts on “Members: WordPress Plugin by Justin Tadlock

  1. That sounds like it would be a good plug-in to have, especially because I have a multi-author site and another site I am thinking of making a special “members only” section… :) Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Awesome plugin. But only one bug. It restricts access only to registered users. non registered users cannot view the page unless they register. how can i change this?

  3. Its a greart plugin to create private pages and post.

    But if you want to make 1 page editable by only 1 user (and 1 role), you do need anoter plugin: ‘Role Scoper’
    User guide:|region

    And there is a lack of support about this problem/subject by Justin.
    In future though after the proper adjustments, I am convinced that Justins plugin is the best


  4. There is good support by Tadlock, you have pay for it: 25$/year.
    Altough it looks like there is only support about the ‘themes’ en not concerning the ‘plugins’.

    Hopefully in the near future..?

  5. Josh

    When you are interested using the members plugin by Justin Tadlock for a CMS, and want to know more about the possibilities with pages: I made myself a paying exclusive member (25$) from Justin Tadlocks support:

    ‘How can you restrict by role, which pages a user can post to?
    I’m creating a site where there will be 4 users, each will have a specific page to edit, and each can only see their specific pages in the backend.

    ANSWER you get as paying member from Tadlock:

    > You can’t do that with the Members plugin.

      • Actually, in looking over the plugin it’s not at all clear it can’t allow a single user to edit/view a single page:

        Content Permissions: Adds a meta box on your write post/page editor that allows you to restrict content to specific roles.the ‘content box’ on each post/page.

        Seems you might be able to assign a user a single role (even maybe to Luigi as seen in the screenshots).

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