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The needings of my project are:

1 Category is mandatory field 2 User can only select ONE category 3 Certains categories must be hidden by role (the reason ive bought your plugin)

To satisfy 1 and 2 ive used ACF plugin. And to satisfy the 3rd, i used yours. The problem is that your plugin do nof affect ACF category listing, so it became pointless.

The ACF is an incredibly popular plugin, and you should make it compatible. I’ll ask for a refund and wait for this feature.

You can submit a ticket to our Help Center and wait for our developers to review the issue. Basically you are saying that you can’t apply Post Categories by User to any fields created by ACF? Is that correct?

Hi , i want to buy this plugin.

I have 2 questions.

First is this plugin working with last wordpress version 5.1.1 ?

Second to understand better. Can i have a user with limited backend access only to posts? And from posts the user can only be able to read/writing /edit posts from one categorie only?

Yes, Calendarize it! is compatible with WordPress 5.1.1 and also PHP 7.3. Yes, you can allow any user role to create events via wp-admin. You can tweak the built-in capabilities.

If you want to restrict which taxonomies (terms) that the user can post to you will need to use the Taxonomy by User Role add-on. This is one of our premium paid add-ons. We have over 30 add-ons and 21 of them are free for customers with a valid License Key.


Can you please update plugin ?

Best rgards

If you have entered your license key you can update to the latest version from inside wp-admin. The plugin update is also available on Codecanyon within 12 hours. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hello, is there a way to restrict the editing of posts from other categories? currently, it allows me to edit if I enter another post, although it is not of the category assigned

Please notice that this plugin has nothing to do with what you can edit. It is for restricting what you can post to. Meaning you can specify which Taxonomies (Terms) your users can use when they create Posts.

If you want to restrict which Posts your users can edit you will need to tweak the WordPress Capabilities. Meaning you need to remove the edit_others_posts capability or delete_orders_posts capability. You can do this by using a Role and Capability Manager. We have one in our White Label Branding plugin, but that is just one of many features.

it is not working for me… neither hiding the restricted categories nor stopping me from posting in them

Sorry, you are experiencing issues. Please submit a ticket to our Help Center and we will be happy to take a look and make sure it works as intended.

Update : after talking to the support team for less than two days. The plugin is now working and works perfectly. turns out it didn’t integrate well with Gutenberg blocks, but I was informed that they are going to solve this issue in the next update. The support team is amazing, solved this issue in less than two days, almost instantaneous replies in weird hours of the day. Keep up the good work.

Just a small correction ;). It is not Gutenberg blocks that it doesn’t integrate with, but it is the tabs in the right side of Gutenberg. The values are not being saved properly. We have escalated this to our Lead Developer and will release an update, which is compatible with Gutenberg. Thank you very much for supporting our plugins.

Hi! This is a pre-purchase question: I’m hosting a website which will have multiple users that can post content.

So, what I need is to be abble to restrict their publication possibilities to certain specific categories that I’ll determined.

For example: I need that an “User from Department A” can only post news on “Category A” and does not have the posibility to post or even see “Category B”, “Category C”; and so on.That’s because that post will be shown only in the news section of Department A, and I don’t want users from Department B posting news under Department A category.

Is that possible with this plugin?

By the way, we’re using Avada theme and Avada’s portfolio to post most of the content / news, and sometimes Wordpress default Blog. I imagine that with Wordpress Blog we won´t have any issues, but will this categories restriction also work with Avada’s portfolio?

And last question: lets supose it does work properly. If this user from Department A goes to “Posts / All Posts” in Wordpress backend menu, is he going to see all the posts from all department and be abble to modify them, or is he going to see only entries under his assigned category?


I think I wrote some of the answers to this question in the other comment :)

With our Post Categories by User Role for WordPress ( you can restrict specific Taxonomies and Terms to user roles and individual users. This lets you specify which Terms users can post in.

I hope this help you figure out what is best for what you need to do. Thank you for considering our plugins.

Thanks for your answer! The only question left, is if you believe the the plugin will work on Avada’s FAQ and portfolio, as well as in Worspress blog

They will definitely work on WordPress blog categories. I believe the Avada FAQ categories also follow WordPress Codex so they should work. If you run into any issues we can’t solve we will of course accept a refund request.


I bought the plugin with great enthusiasm but I took a big disappointment.

It has not been updated for more than a year and also does not work within the post editor, it only works in quick edition.

I want to know if they can solve the problem, if not, I will request a refund

We would like you to test the fix before we release it to the public.


There is a ticket created on your support page.

The case number is 15102.

I wait for the solution in that thread.

Thank you.

Thank you. We have just added comments to your ticket. Thank you for your patience.

I need to update this plugin but can’t get it thru WP, however, I got it as ZIP file. Do I delete the old version first and install the new one? Thanks!

Yes you can safely delete the old version and install the new.

You are welcome. Let us know if you have any other questions.


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