Groups Restrict Categories

Groups Restrict Categories features access restrictions for categories, tags and other WordPress taxonomies, including support for custom post types and taxonomies.

This extension based on Groups is useful if you want to restrict access to whole categories and their related posts. Beyond categories, it also allows to control access to other taxonomies like tags or those that are provided by third-party extensions in the form of custom post types and taxonomies. Menu

If you are using the popular WooCommerce, you can use this extension to restrict access to products by Product Categories or Product Tags. This can be useful if you have certain products which only specific customer groups should be able to purchase, like exclusive products and packages for wholesale and distributors.


Read more about how this plugin is used in the Documentation.


This premium extension is available in the Shop.


New access restriction options

Edit Category

Enabling access restrictions by taxonomy


155 Responses to Groups Restrict Categories

  1. Jerome C. November 1, 2016 at 9:41 pm #


    I posted a request here some time ago but never got a reply.

    Basically, there is an issue where the title of a restricted post is displayed in the search results, even if the user does not have access permission the the post’s category. When the user clicks on the result, they are redirected to the Not Found page.

    Since my initial request, I have found that the error might be caused by a Search plugin. At the time, I was using Relevanssi. Once Relevanssi was disabled, Groups Restrict Categories started behaving as it should: the restricted posts’ titles were no longer showing up in the Search results page.

    I also tried using Ajax Search Lite and the same problem occurred.

    Is this a bug in GRC? If not, would you be able to recommend another search plugin that will work with GRC and not display the title of restricted posts?

    Thanks in advance!

    • antonio November 3, 2016 at 7:56 am #

      Hi Jerome,
      Have you try our Search Live plugin ?
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

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