How to Give Elementor Users Access to One Post

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The Elementor plugin is an excellent good page-builder for WordPress sites. It is also growing very fast, with huge numbers of new downloads every day.

This week, one PublishPress customer asked us if it was possible to allow some WordPress users to edit a single post with Elementor.

Our first thought was “yes, this is easy”. We've done it before many times using this approach, this approach and others.

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Improving the Free Version of PublishPress Series

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One of our favorite things to do is add new features to our Free plugins. It's a pleasure to release improvements for anyone to use.

The latest version of PublishPress Series has several new features that were previously only in the Pro version of the plugin.

PublishPress Series is a publishing plugin that allows you to organize posts into issues or series. This is ideal for magazines, newspapers, short-story writers, teachers, comic artists, or anyone who writes multiple posts on the same topic.

Here's an overview of what's new in PublishPress Series version 2.10.

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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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MetaSlider is Now Part of the PublishPress Family

I'm delighted to say that the MetaSlider plugin is now part of PublishPress.

The PublishPress team's mission is to help WordPress publishers succeed. We believe that maintaining and improving the MetaSlider plugin will enable us to help more publishers.

MetaSlider is one of the most popular slideshow plugins for WordPress, with over 700,000 installs and a history dating back almost ten years. We view MetaSlider as a platform for us to build a suite of image tools. In addition to the main slider features, MetaSlider has a lightbox plugin and a photo gallery that's in a “Beta” version. There will be more to come.

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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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What Do WordPress Users See in the Admin Toolbar?

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WordPress sites display an admin toolbar for all logged-in users. This is visible on the frontend of your site and also in the WordPress admin area.

This toolbar contains shortcuts to key features in WordPress, but what the user sees will depend on their user role. A user in the “Subscriber” role will only see a few features. A user in the Administrator role may see a very busy toolbar.

In this blog post, we'll give you an introduction to what users in different roles may see in the admin toolbar. If you want to hide the admin toolbar for users, follow this guide.

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How to Access PHP Error Logs in WordPress

Having a code problem with your WordPress site?

There's a significant chance that the answer can be found in a PHP error log.

Often these error logs are available via hosting company control panels, but also there are many users who can't access them. In this guide, I'll show you how to set up PHP error logs for your WordPress site. We recommend the Logtivity platform as this requires very little configuration and it also makes your error logs very easy to read.

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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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