Introducing “Editor Features” in PublishPress Capabilities

If you use the PublishPress Capabilities plugin, you're going to find the new “Editor Features” really useful!

What does “Editor Features” do? It allows you to clean up the post editing screen. You can decide what users see when they're writing posts.

Take a look at the screenshot below. This is the Gutenberg Editor with very limited features. The user can write the post as normal, but they have no access any of the extra settings. All they can do is save the post as a “Draft” or click “Publish”.

Clean Screen Gutenberg
Clean Screen Gutenberg

You can also use “Editor Features” to do exactly the opposite. You can give users access to every setting except for the “Publish” button. In the screenshot below, the user can manage everything about this post, but they can't change the status or publish it. All they can do is save new drafts.

Gutenberg No Publish
Gutenberg No Publish

“Editor Features” works with Classic Editor also. You could set up your site so that user can't see anything about the post. All they can do is add Categories and Tags.

Classic Editor Cats
Classic Editor Cats

Alternatively, you can allow a user to have access to the body of a post, plus the “Featured image” box:

Featured Image Title
Featured Image Title

How to Use “Editor Features”

This is available in both the Free and Pro versions of PublishPress Capabilities. You'll find a new “Editor Features” menu link:

Editor Features Menu
Editor Features Menu

On this screen, you'll be able to choose which features to hide for different user roles:

  • There is a role selection dropdown in the top-left corner.
  • If you have both Gutenberg and Classic Editor installed, you'll see tabs for both.
  • Scroll down the screen and you can place a red X for every feature you want to hide.
Editor Features Screen
Editor Features Screen 1

Your feedback, please

We'd love your feedback on where to take this feature. Click here to test the Free version of PublishPress Capabilities.

Here are some questions we're thinking about:

  • Are there other features you want to hide on the post editing screen? For example, metaboxes or custom fields?
  • Are there other editors you would like us to support?
  • At the moment, this feature supports Posts and Pages. Are there other plugins or post types where you want to hide specific features?

Please let us know in the comments below, or open a support ticket if you're a PublishPress member.


  1. This is a great first start but without including custom metaboxes & custom fields (ACF, etc) as well as custom post types it isn’t usable for us in a true production environment.

    1. Thanks. We’re planning on support for metaboxes and custom fields in the Pro version. Custom post types may be trickier, but we have some possible solutions in mind.

  2. hi there,
    deeply impressed about this productivity suite.
    can you please reach out to and find a way to get a child-theme working for this combination ? i want to help, and i do think this will be a win-win situation for both …
    in my mind, the news-theme of
    but not only this …
    it will really be a nice thing … and i guess it is just a fingerexercise for the professionals …


    kind regards

    1. Hi Yoo. Thanks for your interest. This should be possible to do by adding the line of PHP code to load PublishPress Authors.

      We can also help with more detailed child themes for our Pro members.

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