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Only Admins


Only Admins is a minimal plugin that restricts your entire WordPress site to Admins.

Best used as a MU-Plugin on Development and Staging sites.


Plugin Directory

Install Only Admins as you would any other plugin.

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Only Admins.
  3. Download and activate.

Must-Use Plugin

Only Admins works really well as a Must-Use Plugins. MU-Plugins cannot be disabled or edited by mistake.

To install Only Admins as a MU Plugin:

  1. Download the source.
  2. Create a mu-plugins folders in your wp-content directory (if doesn’t already exist).
  3. Copy onlyadmins.php (not its enclosing folder) to mu-plugins.


Can I change the required user role?

Only Admins has no configuration, so there is no interface to change the user role.

That being said, you can simply edit it (its only a few lines long).

Simply change current_user_can( 'administrator' ) to whichever role or capability you’d like.


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  • Log out link when no access
  • Require ABSPATH
  • Typo fix