March 26, 2020
Private Area for WordPress
Today we’re releasing a new plugin of ours, that’s been in the works for the last few days.
It’s called Private Area for WordPress, and you can find it on WordPress.org.
The purpose of the plugin is to allow you to create a private or protected area on your website, that is an area composed by a set of pages that are accessible only to a certain portion of users or visitors.
Creating a protected area on your website is as easy as creating a page, and associating a specific page template to it.
The plugin will allow you to choose the access criteria for each page, which means that you’re going to be able to create role-specific private pages, that can be viewed only by logged-in users that belong to those roles.
The pages you add to your private area are truly private: not only they’re not viewable by regular visitors, but are also invisible to search engines, thanks to the support for XML sitemaps generated with plugins such as Yoast SEO, All in one SEO pack and Google XML Sitemaps.
We have a few ideas about how to extend the plugin with new functionality in the future: we could add more access criteria, for example, or directly provide better management for the users that are going to access a private area built with our plugin.
In the meanwhile, give the plugin a try today and let us know what you think!