WEBFI-WordPress-How to Limit Dashboard Access in WordPress

Some sites allow user registration but don’t know how to control what the users see. You can limit what controls are available or you can simply remove any dashboard access. In this video, we will show you how to limit dashboard access in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the Remove Dashboard Access plugin.

This will add a new section under Settings called Dashboard Access.

In the options you can select which user roles get access to the dashboard.

You also have the choice to limit by capability and redirect users without the right privilege to a different URL.

There is an option to allow profile editing but this will disable the URL redirect.

If you wanted to edit what is visible for select roles you would need to check out our Adminimize guide.

One final way to protect your admin directory would be password protecting your admin directory using our guide.

Related Links:

Remove Dashboard access

Adminimize guide

Password protect your WordPress wp-admin directory



  • Leigh Bezant on August 29, 2014

    Nice. To the point and easy to follow.

  • Brandon Booth on June 16, 2017

    I am baffled. I have tried this add on and 2 others but no matter what settings I click, that toolbar at the top never shows up for anyone but the Admin.

    Is it because users are logging in through Ultimate Member or instead of some wp_default of sorts?

    To be fair, when using this specific add on, I just wanted to increase access to Contributors, since that isn't in the list of 3 options, I clicked Advanced Limit By Capability and chose edit_posts (since I only want people to log in and crease new posts but not publish them).

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