WP Sentry

(Last updated 20180118)

WP Sentry allows WordPress authors to grant access to individual private posts to users and groups of users.  This is a simple plugin to allow for access-restricted posting, allowing bloggers to discuss sensitive subjects without Google or the world finding the post.

After plugin activation, an administration panel is added to your “Users” and “Plugins” tabs, allowing you to create user groups and manage WP Sentry’s other options. The creation of user groups is completely optional, although it does make things a little easier.

Also upon activation, a section is added to the post creation and editing screen. This section allows you to specify which users or groups have access to the post. Setting any access restrictions here forces the post to be listed as  “private” in WordPress, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to hide a sensitive post.

Users may be members of multiple groups. Multiple groups and multiple individual users may be allowed to view each post. Overlaps are ignored — if the user is a member of any group that is allowed to view the post, that user will be able to view it.

Weigold Enterprises has assumed support for Pete Holiday’s excellent WP Sentry plug in!  We’re sorry to be a bit slow on getting things updated, but we’re working on it!

The current version of the plugin is 1.0.  This is substantially similar to Pete’s last version 0.8c, but we’re updated the documentation so that the plugin’s homepage points here and corrected a couple of minor issues.   You can find the most recent version of the plugin in the WordPress Plugin Directory: WP Sentry.  We have active installations running on WordPress 4.9.2 as of this update.

For support questions, please feel free to email us at support@weigoldenterprises.com.  We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can!

You can also review the various entries on WP Sentry in the WP Sentry Category Listing to see if something there will help you.

Useful Links

WP Sentry Revision History – all of the revision details as we know them

WP Sentry Blog Posts – other posts on the site related to this plugin


Weigold Enterprises does not charge for the WP Sentry plugin.  If you’d like to help support continued WP Sentry development, donations to the cause are appreciated!