About: Limiting The Visibility Of Posts In WordPress Via Usernames

February 2, 2012

Limiting The Visibility Of Posts In WordPress Via Usernames splash imageI recently published an article on Smashing Magazine‘s WordPress sub-site. It’s called “Limiting The Visibility Of Posts In WordPress Via Usernames” and is located here. It explains a method that I used to on a music school’s website to allow specific students see music and literature destined for him or her. Using the native WordPress custom field function, I was able to allow a teacher to select which student could see a specific post, or even allow some content to be shared publicly. The system that I established could also be expanded for large organizations by placing the students (or other individuals that need specific content) into groups that then could be chosen by a post’s author. You can read the article at the link above, and tell me what you think in the comments section of the article.


  1. Eva Stojchevska - August 8, 2013 3:27 am

    I followed the tutorial but it seems to be a bit outdated for WordPress 3.6/3.7 as I get a bunch of errors. I know this is a long shot, but do you think you might possibly update this sometime (especially to reflect the existence of custom post types)?

    • Chris Ellison - August 8, 2013 8:39 pm

      First of all, thank you for attempting to use my tutorial!

      Unfortunately, I no longer have the credentials needed to update it, even if I wanted to fix it. So, it will have to stay as version 1.0 for the foreseeable future.


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