How to Control Access to the Theme Editor in WordPress

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The Theme Editor in WordPress allows you make direct changes to your site's theme files.

This is not always a good idea because changes made via the Theme Editor can easily take your site offline. There is no “undo” or “rollback” button if you make a mistake.

In fact, you will see this message when you visit the “Theme Editor” screen:

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An Interview With Zack Katz About Values-Driven WordPress Businesses

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Zack Katz from GravityView is someone I've admired for a long time. His team have run some of the coolest initiatives I've seen.

At the end of last year, they gave $5 from each sale to charities and then they quadrupled those donations from their own pocket. They plant trees with Ecologi to offset their carbon emissions. And they've given out diversity grants to help people with extra challenges attend major conferences.

The GravityView team also have fun while doing good. Check out this music video they created for the WordPress community while everyone was in lockdown:

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What is the Edit Posts Permission in WordPress?

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The goal of PublishPress is to provide professional publishing tools for WordPress.

When larger, professional organizations start to use PublishPress, a lot of their questions revolve around permissions. 

Permissions questions do not have easy answers in WordPress. The permissions system in WordPress can be confusing.

One example of this confusion is the “Edit Posts” permission. This single permission can control access to most key writing features in WordPress.

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An Interview With Hannah Smith about the Environmental Impact of WordPress

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Welcome to the first of a new series about the environmental impact of the technology we use.

Why should you or I care about this topic?

Good question.

Personally, I've been online 40+ hours per week for 15 years now. I've spun up hundreds of servers and served millions of visitors.

Does any of that have an impact on the world around me?

I really hope not.

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Stop WordPress Users Seeing Media Files From Other Users

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In another tutorial here at PublishPress, we showed how to hide other users' posts in the WordPress admin area. This means that users will only see their own posts when they log in to WordPress.

One PublishPress member asked us if it was possible to do the same thing for the Media Library.

Yes, it is possible to set up WordPress so that users only have access to files that they uploaded. You can do this with the PublishPress Permissions Pro plugin.

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What’s new in PublishPress Authors 3.6

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PublishPress Authors is the best plugin for adding many authors to one WordPress post. You can create multiple authors, co-authors and guest authors.

There's new update available for both the Free and Pro versions.

Authors 3.6.0 has a mix of new features and bug-fixes. You can now use the “Quick Edit” feature to select authors. Plus there are improvements to plugin's permissions, migrations, and speed.

Let me give you a rundown of what's new in this release …

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Featured WordPress Publisher: The 19th


Welcome to another post in our series that features innovative WordPress publishers. This publisher is a new project: The 19th launched in August.

The name of the site comes from the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment was passed in 1920 and gave women the right to vote.

The 19th has a clear goal: “to empower those we serve — particularly women, people of color, and those historically underserved by American media — with the information, resources and community they need to be equal participants in our democracy.

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The User Submitted Posts plugin for WordPress

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Some PublishPress users have asked us about accepting content from their site visitors.

We recommend the User Submitted Posts plugin. This plugin is an excellent choice. If you rely on User Submitted Posts, your visitors don't need an account on your site, so this can reduce the friction involved with creating content.

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3 Expensive Content Mistakes Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

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Content marketing has been on the rise for the last 10 years and for good reason. It helps businesses establish their authority, reach more people and build their audiences, so they can sell more of their products or services.

It’s an effective way to grow your business, whether that’s through articles, blog posts, videos, podcasts, or social media… whatever your content style is.

As a content creator, you already know that one of the keys to success with publishing is being consistent.

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