What’s in This Guide
In this quick tour, we’ll list and briefly describe each action you can do on the Settings tab.
If you’re not at the plugin Settings tab yet, log into your WordPress admin Dashboard. From the side menu, head over to Settings > Content Control.
You should now see the Content Control plugin Settings tab. Let’s go through each thing on there.
The first time you open the Settings tab, you’ll see all the General settings.
|Restrictions||Goes to the global Restrictions tab.|
|Settings||Goes to the plugin Settings tab (the tab you are on right now).|
|Upgrade to Pro||Goes to the Settings > Licensing tab. You can start the upgrade process or enter your license key here.|
|Support||Displays a submenu to View Documentation, Get Support, and Grant Support Access.|
|Save Settings||Saves your settings changes. This button activates once you change a setting.|
|General||The sub-tab you’re on right now.|
|Block Controls||Goes to the sub-tab where you can customize responsive breakpoints for devices and choose which block you want available for Content Control settings.|
|Licensing||Goes to the sub-tab where you can start the upgrade to Pro process or enter your Pro license key.|
|Default Denial Message||This is the denial message people see for a global restriction you created if your restriction has:|
1) Custom Message selected in the Protection tab and
2) The Override the default message? setting turned off (unchecked)
Visit our How To Protect Content Using a Custom Message guide to learn more.
|Exclude administrators from being restricted.||Allow administrators to view all restricted content. This is the default.|
Uncheck this setting to treat the administrator role the same as all other roles when protecting content.
You can override the default WordPress capability setting for each permission. Administrator roles will always have each of these permissions.
|View Block Controls||Choose which role or capability can view block controls (including settings by others). The default is the edit_posts capability.|
|Edit Block Controls||Choose which role or capability can add and edit block controls. The default is the edit_posts capability.|
|Edit Restriction||Choose which role or capability can create, edit, and delete global restrictions. The default is the manage_options capability.|
|Manage Settings||Choose which role or capability can see and change the Content Control plugin settings. The default is the manage_options capability.|
|Log Contents||Displays the contents of the Content Control Debug Log (e.g., /wp-content/uploads/content-control-debug-4211105631646c6ba647e601.39237682.log).|
Device & Media Queries
|Mobile||Turn on the Customize Breakpoint toggle to set your maximum pixels to display on mobile phones. The default is 640px. That means content displays from 1-640px (mobile widths) by default.|
|Tablet||Turn on the Customize Breakpoint toggle to set your maximum pixels to display on tablets. The default is 920px. That means content displays from 641-920px (tablet widths) by default.|
|Desktop||Turn on the Customize Breakpoint toggle to set your maximum pixels to display on desktops. The default is 1440px. That means content displays from 921-1440px (desktop widths) by default.|
|Advanced Breakpoints||Documentation is coming soon!|
Disabling Block Controls for a block will wipe out (delete) all Block Controls settings you’ve created for every instance of the block you disable.
|Available Blocks||You can select which blocks to enable for Content Control. |
All blocks on your site are on (enabled) by default. That means you’ll see the Block Controls settings appear for each of your blocks.
You can toggle off the Enabled button for any blocks you don’t want Block Controls to show up. That will also delete any Block Controls settings you’ve created for the block you disable.
|Search||Next to the magnifying glass icon, type the name of the block you want to find. The list of available blocks gets filtered to show search hits as you type. |
If the block you’re searching for isn’t in the list, the list eventually becomes blank as you type (i.e., no results).
|Enable All||Turns on and displays the Block Controls settings for all available blocks on your site. This is the default setting.|
|Disable All||Turns off and removes the Block Controls settings for all available blocks on your site.|
Disabling Block Controls deletes any existing Block Controls settings and removes the Block Controls section from your blocks.
|Enter your license key below to activate Content Control Pro!||If you’ve got a license key, enter it here and click Activate.|
If you don’t have a key yet, click upgrade to Pro or purchase one here to start the upgrade process. Otherwise, you can continue enjoying the free Lite version.
|Activate||Click this button after you enter your license key to activate your Pro version.|