Admin only categories

I'm looking for a way to have a category that administrators can post questions in, but not regular subscribers. Subscribers would be able to vote and answer as normal, they just can't post questions in that category. Is this possible? I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty, I'm just looking for a push in the right direction.

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hiya richardckingjr,

    First off, welcome to WPMU DEV!

    You may want to give the Role Scoper plugin a shot. It provides the ability to restrict access to categories based on user role:

    However, one problem I can forsee is that questions and answers would exist in the same category. "Answer" posts are marked as child posts of the question (parent) post, but they're in the same category.

    It may be possible to further refine the restriction so that it only applies to the question post type. I haven't explored that in too much detail yet. So let us know if the plugin above get's you some of the way there and we can see if there's a way to go from there.

    Another good plugin for this kinda thing:


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