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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Role Scoper Plugin Users: Please Move to PublishPress Permissions

The Role Scoper plugin was first released in 2010, but after a decade it is now officially retired.

All the features you saw in the Role Scoper are now available in the PublishPress Permissions plugin.

We've built an automatic update script that will help you move from Role Scoper. If you're using Role Scoper, you will see a banner that encourages you to start the migration process:

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PublishPress Permissions Free Has More than 5 Big New Features

PublishPress Permissions is our plugin for advanced WordPress permissions. It goes far beyond the options you'll find in the WordPress core.

Our goal is to provide the most useful and flexible permission options in WordPress, so we just released a very significant update for the Free version of the plugin.

The Free version is available on and has a ton of new features, giving you the flexibility to customize permissions on your site.

There are more new features than I can cover in one blog post. So I'll give you an overview of 5 of the key new features that you'll see in this version.

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The PressPermit plugin is now called PublishPress Permissions

The PressPermit plugin has a new name: “PublishPress Permissions”.

The “PressPermit” name has been around for over 10 years, and we're sorry to see it go. However, we hope the new name will fit in better with the other plugins here at PublishPress.

One of our main goals on our 2019 roadmap was to re-brand our plugins. The aim was to create a product line up that’s consistent and easy to understand.

This image shows the new names for the 6 PublishPress plugins:

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