WP JV Post Reading Groups

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This plugin will enable you to

  • Create Reading Groups and associate them with users and private posts and private pages
  • Once these users logged in they will see those private posts and private pages which you granted access to
  • Publish your posts and pages to general public as usual

Your users will not be aware (unless you tell them) of what Reading Groups they are part of (if any).

Download

You can download it from here.




Installation

1. Download wp-jv-post-reading-groups.zip using the above button

2. Extract to ‘/wp-content/plugins/wp-jv-post-reading-groups’ directory 3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

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Usage

How to create Reading Groups?

Go to Settings -> Reading to create your Reading Groups.

How to assign Reading Groups to Users?

Go to Users -> All Users and select a non-admin user (admins have access to all RGs anyway) and grant permissions to Reading Groups of your choice. When you add a New User you will be able to select Reading Groups as well.

How to assign Reading Groups to Posts?

Go to Posts -> Edit Post and select who will be able to read that post. Don’t forget to publish that post privately.

Plugin Info

Last version: 2.1

Last updated: March 18, 2017

Compatible up to: WordPress 4.7.3

Translations

  • Hungarian – Janos Ver (last updated for plugin v1.9)
  • Czech – TomKom (last updated for plugin v1.9)

Changelog

2.1

Release date: March 18, 2017

  • Bugfix: when a post/page had no Reading Group selected when posted privately it was visible for any logged in user – these posts will be visible for admins only.

2.0

Release date: October 16, 2016

  • The default categories widget will now display categories with private posts only as well
  • If a category is part of the menu, but the current user has no access to any posts within it then it gets removed from the menu for the current user only

1.9

Release date: June 1, 2016

  • Added Czech translation by TomKom
  • Permament fix for an issue when a subscriber is not able to comment on private posts to which he/she has read access
  • Fix an issue when used in conjunction with WP JV Custom Email Settings which sent out notification to every user about new private posts/pages instead of only the users who authorized to see the new private post/page

1.8

Release date: April 14, 2016

  • Fixed spinner icon while adding new Reading Group on Settings -> Reading screen – thanks to dbasilioesp for the fix
  • Fix an issue when a subscriber is not able to comment on private posts which he/she has otherwise read access to

1.7

Release date: December 14, 2015

  • Fix a compatibility issue with WP 4.4 when it was not possible to add / rename or delete a Reading Group

1.6

Release date: December 13, 2015

  • Performance improvement by loading javascript only on admin pages

New features added:

  • Private pages can be associated with Reading Groups
  • Users who have access to Reading Group are able to see the associated private pages as well

1.5

Release date: August 1, 2015

  • Comments for private posts are now visible in Recent Comments widget (or any other similar) if the user is eligible
  • Performance improvement by using minified js code
  • Hungarian translation added

1.4

Release date: February 2, 2015

  • Fix issue: post preview resulted in HTTP 404
  • Fix issue: list of post reading groups was missing on add new user screen
  • Other small fixes to improve compatibility with other plugins

1.3

Release date: January 29, 2015

  • Fix issue: When user clicked on a URL of a private post multiple posts were shown
  • Fix issue: Private posts can’t be distinguished on all posts admin screens
  • Fix issue: Private posts for which a user has got access does not appear in recent posts list
  • Small fixes to improve compatibility with other plugins
  • Tested with WordPress 4.1

1.2

Release date: September 8, 2014

  • Fix issue: WP DB prefix to run on any instance

1.1

Release date: September 7, 2014

Fix issues:

  • click on a private post resulted in HTTP 404
  • private posts where not included in recent posts widget
  • “Private:” text from title was not excluded properly for languages other than English

1.0

Release date: August 16, 2014

  • Initial release

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References, reviews

How to Share Private Posts with User Groups in WordPress by wpbeginner.com

How to Easily Share Private Posts in WordPress with Certain User Groups

“To help readers share their private posts with certain user groups in a fast and convenient manner”

Susan Rosie

Do you want to Share Private WordPress Posts with Groups?

“If you’re tired of never feeling a sense of privacy when you want to share something with your team members, your relatives, or your boss, set up groups on WordPress to divide your users into the right categories. Then, start sharing private posts like the productivity tips only meant for your work crew, the holiday ideas only meant for your family, or that hilarious video to your group of friends.”

Benjamin Ehinger

Cómo compartir posts privados con grupos de usuarios en WordPress