Four New Improvements in PublishPress Capabilities 2.4.2

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PublishPress Capabilities is now at version 2.4.2, and this latest release brings several useful new features.

Our goal with PublishPress Capabilities is to provide a complete user management tool for WordPress. In this release, we're moving towards that goal with several new features, including these:

  1. More control over Gutenberg and Classic Editor.
  2. The ability to redirect users on login and logout.
  3. More categorization for capabilities.
  4. The option to hide plugins on the Plugins screen.

In this guide, I'll introduce you to all those new improvements in PublishPress Capabilities.


#1. More control over Gutenberg and Classic Editor

We've heard from several customers that their users are causing trouble by switching between Classic Editor and Gutenberg. Some types of content can break if they're updated with the wrong editor.

If you have the Classic Editor plugin installed, you can now force users to use either Gutenberg or the Classic Editor. In future releases, we hope to add support for more page-builders and editing options. Click here to read more on the “Allowed Editors” option.

You can also use this screen to remove the “Code editor” option for Gutenberg users. This will prevent users from accessing the HTML view of posts that they are editing. Click here for more on the Disable Code Editor option.

Force Editor
Force Editor

In a related improvement, you can also prevent users from adding new blocks inside the Gutenberg editor. This is very useful for preventing users from updating your content. On the “Editor Features” screen, you can check the “Add new block” option. Click here for more on this feature.

Hide Add New Block
Hide Add New Block

#2. Redirect users on login and logout

You can now specify specific login and logout URLs for each user role. Click here to read more.

Redirect Users
Redirect Users

#3. More categorization for capabilities

We hope to make it easy for you to customize access for the features and plugins you have installed. The “Capabilities” screen now has more categories. You'll see specific areas for “Editing”, “Deletion”, “Reading”, “Taxonomies”, “Media” and more.

Taxonomies And Categories
Taxonomies And Categories

We're also adding support for specific plugins on the “Capabilities” screen. This update has support for Gravity Forms, which you can see in the image below:

Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms

This release also has support for WPML, the popular translation plugin.

Support For Wpml
Support For Wpml

You'll also see the capabilities needed to control WSForm, the powerful form builder plugin, as shown in the image below. In the next major release of Capabilities, we plan to add detailed support for WooCommerce.

Support Wsform
Support Wsform

#4. Hide plugins from the Plugins screen

Finally, we added an extra feature in the background of Capabilities Pro. This allows you to hide specific plugins from the “Plugins” screen. For example, you may not want users in some roles to see a plugin, such as “Classic Editor”, is installed.

Classic Editor Plugins
Classic Editor Plugins

You can now hide plugins using the “Admin Features” option in Capabilities Pro. Click here for more details

Hide Classic Editor
Hide Classic Editor

Try PublishPress Capabilities

PublishPress Capabilities gives you control over all the permissions on your WordPress site. You can control access to posts, pages, editor features, plugins, and much more.

If you want to restrict what users can and can't do on your WordPress site, try PublishPress Capabilities.


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