How To Hide the Edit Link For WordPress Posts

We had an interesting question from a PublishPress customer this week. They wanted to hide the “Edit” link on published WordPress posts.

This customer wanted to make sure his users clicked the “New Revision” link instead of editing the post directly. This “New Revisions” link is coming from the PublishPress Revisions plugin, which gives you a safe space for working on content updates. Removing the “Edit” link will prevent the users from making unapproved changes to published content.

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How To Hide the Elementor Templates Menu Link

When you install Elementor, there will be a “Templates” menu on your WordPress admin menu.

However, it can look distracting for some roles if the user doesn't need access to this “Templates” menu.

If you don't want the “Templates” menu link to appear for a certain user role, you can hide this link for specific roles using the PublishPress Capabilities Pro plugin. In this guide, we will show you two ways you can hide this menu link with the PublishPress Capabilities Pro plugin..

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The New User Testing Feature in PublishPress Capabilities

If you run a WordPress website which allows users to log in, you probably spend a lot of time answering account questions or solving website bugs for your users.

Here at PublishPress, we often have to browse our site and see exactly what the user sees. We need to test the user's account without resetting their password.

To solve this problem, we've built a new “User Testing” feature in the PublishPress Capabilities plugin. This is available in Capabilities version 2.6.

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WordPress Authors and Comments on Their Posts

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We had a question this week from a PublishPress customer who wanted to understand the relationship between authors and their WordPress posts. They wanted to know if authors could see – or perhaps even manage – comments on other people's posts.

This tutorial is a guide to understanding the control that users have over comments on posts they have written. You can also follow this link if you want a guide to moderating comments in WordPress.

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User Switching in WordPress and Testing User Accounts

If you run a WordPress website with many users, you probably have to answer account questions or solve website bugs for your users.

Here at PublishPress, we rely heavily on the User Testing feature in the PublishPress Capabilities plugin. This allows us to browse our site and see exactly what the user sees. User Testing is an enormously helpful feature when we're solving support questions.

We can test the user's account without needing to reset their password or create a duplicate version of their account.

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How to Create a Media Manager User in WordPress

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We had a question from a PublishPress user who wanted to create a “Media Manager” user role. Their goal was to restrict the users in this role so they could only access the “Media” area of the WordPress admin. The users would have full rights to modify any file in the media library.

A “Media Manager” user role can be very useful for anyone whose site has photographers or people responsible for uploading files. These users will not be able to edit any content or make any other changes on your site.

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How To Hide Screen Options in WordPress

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We received an interesting question this week from a PublishPress user. One of our customers wanted to remove elements from the “Screen Options” dropdown panel in WordPress.

The “Screen Options” tab is available in most areas of the WordPress admin area. This image below shows an example from the “Pages” screen.

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