Say Hello to PublishPress Capabilities Pro

Over 80,000 WordPress users rely on the “Capability Manager Enhanced” plugin to control permissions on their site.

I'm delighted to say that the plugin now has a Pro version with extra features.

The plugin also has a new name: PublishPress Capabilities.

The Free version is still available on The Pro version is available here on

PublishPress Capabilities Pro has two new features at launch:

  • You can control the permissions for custom statuses.
  • You can white-label the plugin by removing the PublishPress branding.

Permissions for Custom Statuses

This option will appear if you have the “PublishPress” or “PublishPress Permissions” plugins installed. These plugins both create custom statuses.

Custom statuses are an important feature when you're creating an editorial workflow in WordPress. These statuses show what stage your content is at in your workflow. These status can be created using the main PublishPress plugin. Now with Capabilities Pro, you can decide which user roles are able to send posts to each status.

  • Go to the “Capabilities” screen in your WordPress admin area.
  • You will be able to check the box and allow each user role to move content to each status:

But wait … it goes much deeper. You can make it even better with PublishPress Permissions (which used to be called PressPermit). If this plugin is installed, you can enable much more detailed options for each status. The image below shows the same screen as the image above – only with PublishPress Permissions installed.

With PublishPress Permissions installed, each status has five options and these can be configured for each post type:

  • Set: Move content to this status.
  • Edit: Edit your own content in this status.
  • Edit others: Edit content written by other users in this status.
  • Delete: Delete your content in this status.
  • Delete others: Delete content written by other users in this status.

Display Branding

We're adding a white-label option to all PublishPress plugins. If you uncheck the “Display Branding” box, you won't see this PublishPress footer:

Rebranding the PublishPress plugins

One of our main goals of our 2019 roadmap was to re-brand our plugins. The aim was to create a product line up that is consistent and easy to understand. This image shows the new names for the six PublishPress plugins:

These name changes are almost complete: we recently rebranded PressPermit to PublishPress Permissions.

Each plugin has a Free and Pro version:

  • Every Free version will be on
  • Every Pro version will be behind the paywall for PublishPress members.

Thanks for using PublishPress

I hope this helps you understand what you can expect from PublishPress membership. We truly believe the changes we're making will create a suite of powerful publishing plugins for WordPress.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments or email us.

  • 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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