It’s the 21st century and the rate of modernization and development is fast. Shopping, Meeting new People, Chatting with Friends, Ordering Food, almost everything is happening on the internet. While all this is happening we cannot forget Education, which is also easily accessible online through various Learning Management Systems (LMS). WordPress as we know is one of the most used Content Management Systems (CMS) and has a humongous user base.
The number of students on these education websites is ever-increasing to gain education and learn from online courses, we come down to question i,e, Has the student access to the right content? In this article, we will try to explain the problem and the solution to it. So without further ado, let’s dive right in!
Suppose you have a website through which you provide various courses to your registered students. There are various confidential files on your website that shouldn’t be accessible to your students but only to certain people like teachers, admins, etc.
At times you would want to grant access to particular course material to specific students based on their plan/subscription. This can be achieved with our ROLE-BASED ACCESS in Prevent File Access plugin for WordPress.
Example: You have content that is specific for teachers, students, and admins. To have a proper folder architecture, you should create 3 sub-folders in \wp-content\uploads folder as \teacher, \student, \admins such that all these folders are at the same level in the hierarchy and can be accessed by only the user with the required role.
If I allow a student to access the student folder then he will be able to access all the folders/ content that are an inside the student folder but he won't be able to access other folders that are at the level of the student folder which in this case are teacher and admin folders.
WordPress lets you assign roles to users based on the subscription they have purchased. There are various third-party plugins that allow you to assign custom roles like a student, teacher, member, and many more WordPress standard roles. Based on these roles you can use our Prevent Files plugin to grant access to content that they should and prevent access to files that they shouldn't be able to see.
You will need an account with miniOrange which can be created here.
Follow these steps after creating an account with miniOrange to protect your WordPress content based on user role:
Congratulations!! You have successfully enabled Role-based access to your WordPress content.
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