Lock Posts

This plugin allows Admin users to lock down posts on any site so that regular ol’ users just can’t edit them – for example, with a school assignment – stop it from being edited after submission.

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Lock Posts editor
Lock Posts locked
Lock Post locked message
Detail

This is a kinda neat plugin that allows super admin users to ‘lock’ or ‘fix’ posts so that they are unable to be edited by the users of that blog – even the administrators!

Purpose is so that regular ol’ users just can’t edit them – for example, with a school assignment – stop it from being edited after submission.

It’s really pretty simple – underneath each post or page admin users see a ‘Post Status’ bar – using this they can then change the status of the post to locked, or back to unlocked if it has previously been locked.

Lock Posts Editor

In Posts > Edit Locked will be displayed under Lock Status for any posts that have been locked by an admin.

Lock Posts Locked

When user goes to edit a locked post, they are shown a simple message telling them that the post has been locked by a super admin.

Enjoy the power :)

Usage

To Get Started:

Start by reading the Installing Plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress.

Important notes:

  • If you have an older version of the plugin installed in /mu-plugins/ please delete it.
  • When this plugin is activated on a single site, only admins have the capability to lock/unlock posts.
  • When activated on any site in a multisite install, it is activated on all sites, but only the network admin can lock/unlock posts.

To Use:

Log into your site as an admin (or network-admin) user. Then go to any post, page or custom post type you want to lock. Click the “Edit” link and scroll to the bottom of the edit screen.

Lock Posts Editor

Once a post has been locked, you’ll see that indicated in a new column on the All Posts screen.

Lock Posts Locked

Any other user who tries to edit a locked post will get a friendly message informing them that it has been locked.

Lock Posts Locked Message

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