What’s in This Guide
This guide gives you step-by-step instructions for adding, editing, deleting, and even cloning a Global Restriction.
This guide applies only to Global Restrictions. If you want to restrict a block in the WordPress editor, read A Quick Start to Your First Block Restriction.
How To Add and Edit a Global Restriction
Click Add Restriction to create a new global restriction
After you create a Global Restriction, there are 2 ways you can go back to edit it.
The first (and fastest) way to edit a restriction is to click right on the restriction name.
Click the restriction name to edit it
The second way you can edit a restriction is to hover over the restriction and then click Edit.
Hover over the restriction, then click Edit
How To Delete a Global Restriction
Content Control supports “soft” and “hard” deletes.
You can mark a restriction as trashed. You can “untrash” restrictions marked as trashed (i.e., undo).
Or you can permanently delete trashed restrictions. You cannot undo permanently deleted restrictions.
Let’s dive into how to do both.
Click Trash to flag your restriction as trashed
Clicking Trash does 4 things:
- Turns off your restriction (deactivates it)
- Changes the status to the trash can icon ( )
- Dims the background to a faded red color
- Offers the Untrash and Delete Permanently actions
You can click Untrash to restore a trashed restriction.
Click Delete Permanently to trash your restriction forever
Warning: You can’t undo this.
Can I Clone a Restriction?
Yes, you can! There isn’t built-in clone/copy support. But all you need to do is export the restriction you want to clone and import it as an exact copy.
Here’s how that’s done.
1. Click the checkbox next to the restriction you want to clone
2. Click Bulk Actions
3. Click Export Selected
content-control-restrictions.json file to your computer when prompted.
4. Click the additional options (kebab) menu
5. Click Import
content-control-restrictions.json file you exported to your computer earlier.
6. Search for the name of the restriction you cloned
The new copy will have the same name as the original. But it’ll be disabled, and it’ll be the lowest-ranked restriction in your list.