How to Show or Hide Other Users’ Posts in WordPress

Show Hide Posts

By default, WordPress users in the admin area can see all the Posts on the site, regardless of whether they are the author.

This is not a problem for many sites. After all, most Posts on most sites are publicly available – there's no need to hide them.

However, in some situations, site owners don't want authors to see the Posts that other users are working on.

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Review of the Simple History Plugin for WordPress

Simple History

We recently looked at many different plugins to find the best one for tracking content changes.

The Simple History plugin was our favorite. Simple History allows site administrators to keep a log of all tasks performed within a WordPress site.

This plugin generates two tables in the WordPress database and these store all the changes to your site. These records will be deleted after 60 days to stop your database getting too big.

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WordPress Publisher of the Week: The Narwhal

Thenarwhal

Welcome to the first in a weekly series where we focus on the very best publishers using WordPress.

We're not always looking for household brand names. We're also searching for publishers who are building new, brave and innovative platforms. That perfectly describes TheNarwhal.ca.

They are a team of investigative journalists who report environmental news and stories in Canada.

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How to Control Featured Image Permissions in WordPress

Featured Image

A couple of PublishPress users have asked us about the “Featured Image”. They wanted to know if it is possible to control who can add featured images to content. Yes, you can control this in WordPress, although it's not entirely straightforward.

This image below shows where you will see the “Featured Image” box when editing a post:

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How to Add a Summary / Table of Contents Block in Gutenberg

Table Of Contents 1

If the posts in your site have multiple text sections and multiple headings, it makes sense to have a table of contents detailing the structure of your information. This makes it easy to navigate through the post with the help of a navigation menu.

The Summary Block in Advanced Gutenberg provides this functionality through a list of links, each one pointing to the corresponding heading of the post. 

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What is the upload_files permission in WordPress?

Upload Files

The “upload_files” capability is one of the most important in WordPress.

If users don’t have the “upload_files” capability, they completely lose access to the Media Library. They can’t upload files or even browse media on your site.

If users do not have the “upload_files” capability, this image below shows what they will see when they use an image block in Gutenberg. They will see the message, “Given your current role, you can only link an image, you cannot upload.”

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How to Add Testimonials in a Gutenberg Block

Testimonials

The most important asset of a business is its customers without a doubt. People deposit their trust and do believe in persons like them, with the same needs and requirements. That is why a testimonial section on your site takes the focus out of your business and places it on the customer. This is a very effective selling strategy, and to some point, also an application of Word-of-mouth marketing.

The Testimonial block in Advanced Gutenberg has many configuration options to allow you to show customer testimonials on your site.

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How to Hide Gutenberg Blocks for Some Users

Hide Blocks

The Gutenberg editor has been with us for nearly 2 years now. I know it's not always popular to say, but we're big fans here at PublishPress.

After a bumpy start, the new editor is really useful now and it's about to get even better with Phase 3 of the Gutenberg project. We've recently committed to building a whole set of publishing tools around the editor and the Advanced Gutenberg plugin.

In this guide, I'm going to show you to hide Gutenberg blocks that you don't want some WordPress users to access. As more plugin developers support Gutenberg, you may end up with a very long list of blocks. Or you may simply not want to give some users access to some functionality.

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