This extension for Groups (to use this plugin, Groups is required) allows to restrict who can post or read comments based on a user’s group membership.
This tool provides a solution based on group memberships to:
- Posting comments: Who is allowed to post a comment?
- Reading comments: Who is allowed to read comments?
Restrictions on posting comments and reading comments can be set independently, so that you can specify one or more groups that are allowed to post comments, while choosing different groups for those who are allowed to read the comments.
The group restrictions can be set generally per post type (posts, pages and custom post types) and specifically for individual posts.
You must have the Groups plugin installed and activated.
See the Groups Restrict Comments Pro documentation pages.