WordPress Restricted Site Access (SAR) - Dashboard


Creating Restricted User Dashboard

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Since the version 1.7.4, the WordPress Restricted Site Access plugin allows to create a user dashboard with multiple custom tabs, where each tab can be visible either for all users or to specific user role only.

Front-end Example

Front-end example - Tabs view - Content Control WordPress
Front-end example - Tabs view
Front-end example - Accordion view - WordPress Restricted Site Access
Front-end example - Accordion view

Settings

To create and configure the user dashboard, navigate to Admin Dashboard → CM Site Access Restriction Pro → Settings → Dashboard tab.

Navigation to the dashboard settings - Page Restriction WordPress
Navigation to the dashboard settings

You can find there the following settings:

Navigation

Navigation settings - WordPress Restrict Content
Navigation settings
  • Dashboard page - Choose here the page where the user dashboard should be displayed. It should be a premade page which contains the shortcode [cmsar-dashboard] . Alternatively, you can choose the option -- create new page --, and after clicking Update the page with the shortcode will be created and chosen automatically:
Choosing dashboard page - Content Gate
Choosing dashboard page
  • Show dashboard after login - Enable it, if you want to automatically redirect users to the dashboard page after they login to your site. Note: if you use some plugin for custom login process, and they are configured to redirect users to specific page after login, then they will have higher priority than this option.

Appearance

Note: this section was introduced in version 1.7.5.

Appearance settings - WordPress Restricted Site Access
Appearance settings
  • View - Choose the dashboard view between:
    • Tabs
    • Accordion

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You can also override the view defined in this setting by using a shortcode parameter view on the needed page. It accepts one of the following values:

  • tabs
  • accordion

Examples:

[cmsar-dashboard view="tabs"]

[cmsar-dashboard view="accordion"]

Dashboard Tabs

Here you can add a customize tabs for the dashboard. It has the following options:

Editing dashboard tabs - Content Dripping WordPress Plugin
Editing dashboard tabs
  • Tab label - Add here the name of the tab.
  • Tab content - Add here the content that will be displayed on the tab. This area accepts simple text, HTML and shortcodes.
  • Visibility - Choose here which user roles will be able to see this tab: either all user roles or only the specific one.
Specifying tab visibility - Tiered Membership
Specifying tab visibility
  • Remove - Click it to remove the tab.
  • Add new tab - Click it to add new tab.

Example

As an example, we created 3 tabs:

  1. Update User Profile - Here we added a shortcode from third-party plugin for configuring the user profile.
  2. You Courses - Here is added HTML formatted text with the list of courses.
  3. Book a Lesson - This tab contains a shortcode from third-party plugin which allows to book meetings. This tab is visible only for user roles with the user role Student.
Examples of tabs - Content Control WordPress
Examples of tabs

Front-end result for the user with the user role Student:

Front-end result for the specific user role - Page Restriction WordPress
Front-end result for the specific user role

Users with other user roles will see only 2 tabs:

Front-end result for other user roles - WordPress Restrict Content
Front-end result for other user roles

Changing the Tabs Order

It is easy to change the order of tabs using the drag-and-drop feature:

Changing the tabs order - Content Gate
Changing the tabs order

When configuration is done, click the button Save at the bottom of the page.

Saving the changes - Content Dripping WordPress Plugin
Saving the changes

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