Simple Page Access Restriction


Did you ever require to show certain pages to logged-in users only? You might have found a variety of WordPress Plugins to do this, but most of them are too complicated and too complex to use. What you might have preferred is a simple and easy-to-use plugin that allows you to restrict access to select WordPress pages to logged-in users only. Look no more; the Simple Page Access Restriction Plugin is what you need!

Restricting Access to Select WordPress Pages

This plugin offers a simple way to restrict visits to select pages only to logged-in users and allows for page redirection to a defined (login) page of your choice.

The plugin focuses on simplicity and is straightforward to use.

Defining a Page for Redirection

Simply define a (login) page, or a specified URL, in the plugin’s settings where guest users should be redirected to in case they are not logged in upon visiting select pages.

Guest users visiting those pages will be redirected to the defined Login Redirect Page – as per the plugin’s setting.

Access Restrictions for logged-in Users Only

To restrict access to your pages to logged-in users only, simply open the respective page(s) in edit modus in WordPress. You will find a new Meta box inserted by our plugin where you can select to limit access to logged-in users only. This way, you have immediate clarity on which pages should only be visible to logged-in users.

The Simple Page Access Restriction Plugin allows you to easily restrict access to certain pages of your users’ account, like a purchase history page, license or download pages to logged-in users only.

If you face any problem installing and bringing this plugin to work, please contact us via support, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

What can the plugin be used for?

Building My Account Pages: When you try to build My Account Pages, you might have noticed some pages using specific shortcodes (e.g. for Purchase History, Subscriptions, etc.) can still be accessed by Unauthorized Visitors. The pages typically show titles but empty Information below. This looks a bit strange and should not be allowed.

Simple Page Access Restriction Plugin can easily restrict select My Account Pages by redirecting visitors to a specified login page instead.

Limiting Access for Visitors: This plugin is very useful in restricting visitors on those web pages that must only be reserved for registered and logged-in users. Now with this plugin, you can select any page to restrict and redirect them to a specified login page very easily!

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  1. Download the plugin zip file, then install and activate it on your WordPress website.

  2. In the admin area, locate the plugin’s menu page “Simple Page Access Restriction”. Here you can see all the settings you can configure for this plugin.

  3. Set a “Login Redirect Page”, where guest users will be redirected to, after trying to access a restricted page. Then Save Changes.

  4. Then, you have to select the individual page(s)/post(s) you want to restrict for logged-in users only. Open the page(s)/post(s) individually in Edit modus, and in the metabox added by Simple Page Access Restriction Plugin on the right side tick the checkbox “For Logged-In Users Only”. Then Update the page.

  5. Try to visit the restricted page on the frontend as a guest user, and it will automatically redirect you to the Login Redirect Page previously set on the Settings Page.


How difficult is it to configure this plugin?

The settings are intentionally kept very simple. All you have to do is to define the page to redirect to, and then simply use the metabox on each page, blog or custom post type to choose whether to redirect or not for guest users.

Can I define a specific page to redirect guest users upon visiting selected pages?

Yes, simply click on the “Simple Page Access Restriction” menu on the WordPress Admin Menu in order to open the Settings page to define this specific page.

Can I define a specific URL to redirect guest users upon visiting selected pages?

Yes, with the new plugin update, we now added a settings that allows users to enter a specified URL to set as a redirect page.

How can I define a selected page to only allow logged in visitors?

Simply open your page on WP-Admin and check the “For Logged-In Users Only” field that is inside the “Simple Page Access Restriction” box.

What are the supported post types of this plugin?

You can use this plugin on different post types, such as: Posts, Pages, Downloads, Support and Documentation and Testimonials.

Can I remove all data from this plugin in case I need to remove the plugin?

Yes, you can define this on the Settings page before removing this plugin. But don’t worry, you won’t need it, as this plugin will be extremely useful for you.

Where can I ask for help?

You may contact our Support at any time.


Tîrmeh 13, 2024 1 reply
A good plugin, but seriously STOP with the rating banner… If it doesnt stop after actually doing the rating I will remove it
Tîrmeh 11, 2024 1 reply
this annoying rating banner will disappear after rating this plugin. Actually it seems to re-appear everytime I return to wp-admin page, that´s totally disgusting! In general this plugin does what its supposed to do. I really hope the developer will make some adjustments to this rating banner.
Tîrmeh 5, 2024
Thanks for this awesome plugin appreciate your hard work creating it. Simple setup. It works flawlessly. Now I can easily restrict pages only for logged in users 🙂
Gulan 9, 2024
Exactly what I was looking for and does more than enough. Definitely worth the few minutes to set up.
Gulan 7, 2024 1 reply
Unfortunately I couldn’t make it work. The settings are too basic so I suppose is not a setting problem.
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Version 1.0.28 – July 15, 2024

  • Fix: Rating notice
  • Fix: General bugs

Version 1.0.27 – June 20, 2024

  • Fix: General bugs

Version 1.0.26 – June 19, 2024

  • New: Taxonomy Restrictions
  • New: Bulk Edit
  • Fix: General bugs

Version 1.0.25 – March 22, 2024

  • Fix: WooCommerce Shop page support

Version 1.0.24 – February 29, 2024

  • Fix: Add nocache headers for the redirect response

Version 1.0.23 – January 31, 2024

  • Fix: Prevent unauthorized access to restricted posts via Rest API
  • New: “Redirect To” parameter on Settings

Version 1.0.21 – January 11, 2024

  • Test: WordPress version 6.4

Version 1.0.20 – September 22, 2023

  • Capability to restrict all new posts
  • Fix uninstall notifications not working correctly

Version 1.0.19 – August 11, 2023

  • Update Tested up to WordPress version

Version 1.0.18 – August 1, 2023

  • Add option to redirect to a custom URL
  • General bug fixes

Version 1.0.17 – July 31, 2023

  • Fix issue with deactivation email not getting sent

Version 1.0.16 – June 18, 2023

  • Add support for custom post types

Version 1.0.15 – December 28, 2022

  • Disable the settings metabox (checkbox) on the selected Login Redirect Page

Version 1.0.14 – December 9, 2022

  • Improved WordPress Coding Standards

Version 1.0.9 – October 10, 2022

  • Removed unused source code

Version 1.0.8 – August 24, 2022

  • Fixed variable sanitization further

Version 1.0.6 – August 22, 2022

  • Fixed variable sanitization issues
  • Fixed variable validation issues
  • Fixed variable escaping issues
  • Removed unused classes

Version 1.0.5 – August 09, 2022

  • Fixed uninstall process

Version 1.0.3 – August 09, 2022

  • Fixed plugin row meta
  • Fixed plugin action links
  • Fixed the Settings page layout
  • Fixed setting description
  • Fixed error log entry
  • Removed license link
  • Created readme.txt file

Version 1.0.2 – May 04, 2022

  • Separate License Page
  • Separate Settings Page
  • Fixed WP Standard

Version 1.0.1 – June 05, 2021

  • Bug Fix

Version 1.0.0 – June 05, 2020

  • Initial release