A WordPress Workflow for Assigning and Submitting Posts

Workflow Steps

This week we talked with a PublishPress customer who wanted to build an approval process for his website. His goal is to allow administrators to assign empty posts to authors, who can then add the content and pass them back to the administrator for approval. Here are the four steps in that workflow:

  1. Admin creates a post.
  2. Admin assigns the post to an author.
  3. Author adds content to the posts.
  4. Author submits the post to the Admin for approval.

In this guide, we'll explain how to set up this workflow on your WordPress site.

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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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How to Create Private Journals in WordPress

Private Journals

One PublishPress user wrote to us and asked about this situation: “I would like every user to get a place where they can enter their own journal entries that no one else can see.”

This it is possible to set up private journals with the PublishPress plugins, and I'll explain how in this post.

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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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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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