How to Create a Product Editor for WooCommerce

Product Editor

This week, a PublishPress customer asked us about an interesting configuration for their WordPress site.

The customer wanted to create a “Product Editor” role. Any users in this role would be responsible for editing all the WooCommerce products. We've explained this “Product Editor” role in another guide.

However, the customer had an extra request. They import all their products into the “Uncategorized” category where the “Product Editor” can go to work. Once they have finished editing, they change the category to “Approved”. At this point, their work is over and they can no longer see the product.

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How to Prevent WordPress Users from Creating New Tags

Tags Stop

We had an interesting question from a PublishPress user this week:

I am trying to allow a some user role to choose an existing Tag, but not allow them to create new Tags. This was simple enough to do with Categories, but I cannot figure it out for Tags.

This was a great question that requires some explanation. We recommend the TaxoPress plugin for managing your tags, but PublishPress plugins can handle these more complex permissions.

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How to Control Access to Elementor Templates

Elementor Templates

A few PublishPress users have written to us and asked if it's possible to control who can access Elementor templates.

By default, only users in the “Administrator” role have the ability to create and edit new templates. In this guide, I'll show you how to allow other users to manage templates.

For more control over Elementor, check out this guide on managing access to Elementor admin screens.

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An Introduction to bbPress Roles and Capabilities

Bbpress Roles

Here at PublishPress, we're able to support almost any other WordPress plugin.

However, there is one popular plugin called bbPress that doesn't always work smoothly with our code, or other user management plugins.

bbPress has over 300,000 users and is the commonly used discussion board in WordPress.

I'm going to give you a guide on how to manage roles and capabilities in bbPress. I'll also touch on what bbPress does differently, and what it means for PublishPress users.

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What are Private Posts and Pages in WordPress?

Private

Private” is one of eight post statuses available in WordPress. These statuses control whether WordPress posts are visible to the entire world, waiting for moderation, or sent to the trash to await deletion.

When you write in WordPress, you will most commonly see the Draft, Pending Review and Publish statuses.

The Private status is used less frequently, but it can be useful in some situations. Private posts are for content that you only want high-level users to see. These posts are most useful for internal communication and documentation. I would not recommend storing top-secret information in these posts, but rather want to hide content from regular users.

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How to Give Elementor Users Access to One Post

Elementor One Post 1

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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How to Use Different Statuses for Different WordPress Post Types

Statuses Per Post Type

One PublishPress user asked us if it was possible to have different statuses for different WordPress post types.

This user wanted to have a customized workflow for each post type. For example, this is a possible approach they could use:

  • Posts can move between these statuses: Draft, Pitch, Assigned, Approved, Published.
  • Pages can move between these statuses: Pitch, In Progress, Published.

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Stop WordPress Users Seeing Media Files From Other Users

Stop Seeing Media

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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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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