PublishPress 1.17 is Available With New Features and Fixes

Over the last few weeks, we've been working hard on PublishPress compatibility with Gutenberg.

Gutenberg has been a challenge, to say the least. But we'll have more details on that in another blog post next week.

In the meantime, PublishPress 1.17 is available today. It adds some features, fixes a security hole and resolves some bugs.

Here's an overview of what's new in PublishPress 1.17:

Disable PublishPress branding

If you have a PublishPress license key and have activated it on your site, you'll see a new feature. You can now disable the PublishPress branding.

Go to PublishPress > Settings > General, and you'll see this setting, “Display PublishPress branding”.

If you uncheck this box, the footer at the bottom of PublishPress pages will disappear.

More PublishPress permissions

If you use the PublishPress Permissions add-on and update to version 2.2.0, you'll see three new options:

  • Select notification channel in the profile page: this controls where notifications are sent for individual users.
  • Access the Dashboard, the admin bar, and the “Your Profile” page”: this allows you to block access to several key areas in the WordPress admin. In the WordPress core, this permission is called “read“.
  • Change the role of other users: this controls whether users can promote or demote other users' accounts.

A debug option

This will help us fix problems more quickly for you. Go to PublishPress > Settings > General > Features. There is now a “Debug” box that you can check.

Once the debug feature is enabled, you'll see a “PublishPress Debug Log” link at the top of the admin bar.

Security and bug fixes

We also fixed a security hole with the way that PublishPress handled roles. Thanks to Anthony from for reporting the issue.

Finally, there are some bug fixes:

  • Permalinks now work correctly on multisite networks.
  • We fixed the position for the editorial comments metabox for Gutenberg.
  • We stopped the dashboard widget from showing Published and Private Posts counts.


  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of PublishPress. He's been working with open source software for over 20 years. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. This profile is generated by the PublishPress Authors plugin.

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