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How to Restrict Your Author Team to a Specific Category

One day you may decide you want to expand your site by having more and more authors like as you. A team of authors. It is a one way of doing SEO. Sharing more and more expertise knowledge through your site. Having their name on your site may get viewers who are following them also. So it’s not only your viewers, but also their viewers. Anyway they all come to your site. That’s better than nothing isn’t it?

Running a multi-author site efficiently requires a good editorial workflow. So that is your job. Controlling your team. If you have authors working on a specific topic, then one of the things you can do is limit their publishing capability only to a specific category. Because they may be expertise in one area, but not in the other. So if they sneak here and there, it will make a mess. In this article, we will show you how to restrict your co-authors into specific category in WordPress. This is particularly useful if you have an author specific column on your site. Perhaps something like Sandeep’s Tech Room where he is the only author there, or maybe you want to only allow certain authors to write in the Tech Category.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Restrict Author Posting plugin. Upon activation, you need to go to Users screen, and click on the edit link next to the user you want to restrict.

On the user’s profile page, scroll down to the Restrict Author Post to a category section and select the category for the user to post into.

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Next time the user creates or edits a post they will see the notification that they are allowed to post only in that particular category.

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If you want to remove the restriction from an author account, then simply visit their user profile again and scroll down to the Restrict Author Post to a category section. This time you need to select “No Restrict” to remove the restriction.

We hope this article helped you restrict authors to specific categories on your WordPress site.

 

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Sandeep Likhar

Sandeep Likhar from Indore India, Blogger, eBook Designer and Founder of LetsDnD. Having five years of experience in industry as a Digital Publishing Expert and eBook Converter providing services to Authors, Publishers and distributors worldwide. Proficient in converting books into various formats HTML, epub, mobi, word, PDF including all major online platforms iTunes, Kobo, Kindle, Createspace, B&N, Smashwords and more.

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