Hide the PublishPress Permissions Metabox For A User Role

The PublishPress Permissions plugin allows you to customize who can read and edit individual items in WordPress.

You can control user access using a metabox. This metabox can control access for Posts, Pages, Categories, Media and more. Click here for more details on this feature.

We had a question this week from a user who wants to hide the metabox from a specific user role. The Permissions metabox looks like the screenshot below; and in this guide, we'll show you how to hide it for user roles.

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Allow WordPress User Roles To See Specific Media Files

We had an interesting question from a PublishPress user. They wanted to create a WordPress user role where all users in this role could only see specific media files. They did not want the users in this role to be able to see other media files.

This request is possible thanks to the PublishPress Permissions plugin. With the Permissions plugin, it's possible to limit a user role to seeing only specific media files. In this guide, I'll show you how to control access to single or multiple files in the WordPress Media Library.

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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 Set Default Access in PublishPress Permissions

Default Access

Earlier this week, we had a question from a PublishPress user. They are using PublishPress Permissions to control access to specific posts and pages.

In the image below, you can see the metabox from the PublishPress Permissions plugin. For each role, you can choose whether or not they can edit this page. The Author and Contributor roles are set to “No”. The Administrator and Editor roles are set to “Yes”.

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How to Create an Inbox for WordPress Authors

Inbox Authors

This week, we talked with a PublishPress customer who has a busy site with many posts from different authors. They wanted to create an “inbox” effect, where the WordPress “Posts” screen is like a personal email inbox for each author.

In the image below, you can see posts from multiple different authors. This can be confusing for users. Our customer wanted to avoid that situation. They wanted to create an inbox where your authors can only see their own posts.

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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. For example, one PublishPress customer wanted to create a private inbox for WordPress users.

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