[wp-hackers] binding a user to a category

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Wed Apr 6 19:15:59 GMT 2005

Amit Gupta wrote:

> does anyone know of a hack/plugin for WP1.5 which allows a non-admin 
> user, say a user below level 5, to be bound to some categories.
> For example, I've categories A, B, C & D on my blog. I've a user XYZ 
> whom I want to bind to categories A & B so that he can post to those 
> categories only & not to any other.
> This feature is not there in WordPress. Does anyone know of a hack or 
> a plugin(I'm doubtful about the plugin, its not possible with current 
> hooks, or is it?)
> this can be considered to be put in WP, its useful for blogs authored 
> by many users & the admin may want to bind some users to some 
> particular categories.

You could hook in to "publish_post" and "edit_post" actions and do the 
category restriction then.
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