Control User Access to Gravity Forms and WooCommerce

Gravity Forms Woocommerce

A PublishPress user has both Gravity Forms and WooCommerce on their site. They asked this is interesting question:

Can I use the Capabilities plugin to give the “Shop Manager” role user access to Gravity Forms entries?

The answer is “yes”, and we'll show you how to do it in this guide. We're going to be controlling access to this “Entries” menu link:

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How to Create a Product Editor for WooCommerce

Product Editor

This week, a PublishPress customer asked us about an interesting configuration for their WordPress site.

The customer wanted to create a “Product Editor” role. Any users in this role would be responsible for editing all the WooCommerce products. We've explained this “Product Editor” role in another guide.

However, the customer had an extra request. They import all their products into the “Uncategorized” category where the “Product Editor” can go to work. Once they have finished editing, they change the category to “Approved”. At this point, their work is over and they can no longer see the product.

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How to Control Access to Elementor Templates

Elementor Templates

A few PublishPress users have written to us and asked if it's possible to control who can access Elementor templates.

By default, only users in the “Administrator” role have the ability to create and edit new templates. In this guide, I'll show you how to allow other users to manage templates.

For more control over Elementor, check out this guide on managing access to Elementor admin screens.

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PublishPress Capabilities 2.0, and 100,000 Users

Capabilities 20

PublishPress Capabilities is the plugin that gives you control over all the permissions on your WordPress site.

In the last few days, there have been two big milestones for the plugin:

  1. Capabilities now has over 100,000 active installs of the Free version, according to WordPress.org.
  2. We released Capabilities 2.0 with lots of new features for Free and Pro users.

Thanks to all of you who use PublishPress Capabilities. We do have big plans to make it even more useful for you.

In this post, I'll introduce all the new features in 2.0 for Free and Pro users. Scroll to the bottom, and you'll see a preview of extra goodies that will be coming soon.

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An Introduction to bbPress Roles and Capabilities

Bbpress Roles

Here at PublishPress, we're able to support almost any other WordPress plugin.

However, there is one popular plugin called bbPress that doesn't always work smoothly with our code, or other user management plugins.

bbPress has over 300,000 users and is the commonly used discussion board in WordPress.

I'm going to give you a guide on how to manage roles and capabilities in bbPress. I'll also touch on what bbPress does differently, and what it means for PublishPress users.

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How to Stop WordPress Users from Editing Published Posts

Stop Editing

Many requests from PublishPress revolve around published posts.

Some site owners want to stop their users from updating published content.

Other site owners want to go further and stop their users from editing published content at all. This is because their content often needs an approval process. And what's the point of an approval process if people can go in later and make any changes they want?

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