PrivateContent is a simple and fast solution to power up your wordpress website by adding a multilevel login, private areas, user private pages and users management features. It’s easy to use and doesn’t require any scripting knowledge!
Walkthrough videosTo make the plugin easy for everyone there are videos explaining each step necessary to setup and use PrivateContent:
- Categories and users management
- Wordpress users sync
- Users registration
- Import users
- Users private page
- Shortcode wizard
- Restrict Contents: Shortcode usage – How to hide posts content
- Restrict Contents: The redirect system
- Restrict Contents: Menu items restriction – Complete website lock
- Customize messages
Organize your usersPrivateContent takes advantage of the wordpress structure to let you create unlimited lists of users and restrict your website contents. To keep the integrity of the wordpress users, they are stored in a separated database.
If with wordpress you have a small number of roles, here you make the rules. Having the ability to create user categories your customization capabilities are virtually unlimited. Each user can be assigned to one or more categories giving you the maximum flexibility possible.
The plugin has got also some extra features to help you manage users with ease, such as category filter, data sorting and an internal search. Gives you also the ability of deactivate users, to keep them in the database but deactivating their accesses to restrict contents.
Finally you can export user lists in Excel (.xls) or CSV format, or import them using a CSV file. Very useful for large external databases!
Protect your private contentsThe plugin comes with an integrated shortcode wizard that allow you to hide private contents. It’s extremely simple and you can also hide more than one content for page or post.
Assume that you want to show a gallery only at the user in one specific category, you have just to write:
[pc-pvt-content allow="10"] [gallery shortcode] [/pc-pvt-content]
And the result will be like this
Lock down entire areasHide contents is not enough?
You can also restrict completely entire areas of your website. Just check an option managing categories, posts or pages and everyone doesn’t matching those requirements will be redirected to a default page.
Example: try to reach this page. If not logged, you’ll be redirected to the current one.
Is possible also to extend the plugin to restrict custom post types and custom taxonomies with ease.
Also menu items can be hidden using the option integrated in the wordpress UI. Be sure to be logged and check the PrivateContent submenu on this website, you’ll see the “Hidden pvtContent menu” item that before was not accessible!
Finally you can lock the entire website with one click just checking a single option in plugin settings!
Users private pageWith PrivateContent each user has got an own private page, created automatically. It is accessible through an unique page, where contents are changed dynamically to ensure the maximum security.
Of course you can also choose to disable this feature for certain users.
Registration formPrivateContent comes also with a super easy form builder to let your users register into your website.
Choose wich fields to use and which are required, enable or disable the reCAPTCHA validation, customize the confirmation message and finally use it in your pages through a shortcode!
Login methodsPrivateContent offers you 4 different ways to implement the login form into your wordpress theme.
- a built-in widget with an integrated login form and logout box (example in the reserved area)
- Login form and logout box shortcodes
- an inline trigger to append at the messages (as seen in the previous example)
- API functions for the developers, to integrate it wherever in your theme
Wordpress user system syncPrivateContent users can also be synced with wordpress users. What does it means?
A mirror wordpress user will be strictly linked with the PrivateContent one: same username, same password, same e-mail.
This turns into a huge advantage: not only users will be able to login through PrivateContent and Wordpress forms, but also to use WP-based systems. From a basic thing as post comments to more advanced ones like WooCommerce!
[BETA] Also users private page can take advantages from the sync: is now possible to enable private comments to communicate directly with user.
Everything without landing on Wordpress admin panel or seeing wordpress elements.
Take a look at this screencast to know more
Custom skin builderThe plugin comes with three preset form skins (minimal, light, dark) to adapt itself to any theme immediately.
But you can also create your own unique style: using your colors, setting fields borders and padding as well as border radius.
Everything directly from an handy user interface and with few clicks.
For example forms in live preview take color scheme from the minimal style, with a little touch of green on buttons to match with LCweb colors.
100% MultilanguagePrivateContent is also completely translatable as well as its add-ons! You will be able to localize everything just creating your .po file or using WPML.
The frontend is already translated in 14 languages! (Afrikaans (South Africa), Danish, German, Croatian, Spanish, Persian, French, Italian, Georgian, Dutch, Brazilian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish)
Plugin APIThe plugin comes with API functions, useful for developers to extend PrivateContent systems to any part of a wordpress website.
Check if a user is logged, get his data, get the login form and the logout button. But also create complex switches or integrate the plugin in other tools: these are only examples of what you can do with the API.
The API description is included in the plugin documentation.
This add-on implements e-mails in every interaction with your users. An essential thing for large websites.
Plus it allows you to sync users with MailChimp, to manage easily newsletters.
User Data allow the creation of unlimited fields to use in unlimited forms. The main goal of this extension is to give you the means to built up an entire database and interact with your users
Protect your links taking advantage of the PrivateContent systems. Create secure links accessible by a category or a single user
NotesPlease note that synced wordpress user will have a custom role and can’t access the admin-side of the site.
See the changelog here