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.

#1. Specific editing permissions for content, categories and tags

This feature enables you to choose unique permissions for all the content on your site. Underneath each Post, Page, Category, Tag and custom post type, you'll see two boxes:

  • Reading Exceptions: this controls who can read this content.
  • Editing Exceptions: this controls who can edit this content.

For each setting, you can enable or disable permissions and you can do that for specific roles, users or custom groups:

Here are some ways you can use this feature:

#2. Category and Tag Permissions

This feature controls who can add a Category or Tag to a content item.

The settings are very similar those in feature #1. One way you can use this feature is by blocking users from posting in a specific category.

#3. Parent Page Permissions

This permission manages who can place Pages are in the Parent Page > Sub-Page structure

  • Go to Permissions > Settings > Editing.
  • You can choose which user groups are allowed to create top-level pages:

Also, inside each Page, you can choose which users are able to select the parent page, or child pages:

#4. Media Permissions

This feature allow you to control who sees media files.

For example, you can set up WordPress so that users can only see media files that they uploaded.

Go to Permissions > Settings > Editing and you'll see the options shown below. These options are explained in detail in this post.

#5. Default Visibility

This feature allows you to choose the default visibility for all the content on your site. So if you're running a members-only site, you can set the default visibility to “Private” and never worry about accidentally making content public.

  • You can customize this setting by going to Permissions > Settings > Editing.

The Pro version of PublishPress Permissions allows you to create custom visibility options that are more flexible than simply “Public” or “Private”.

Role Scoper Import

Finally, in this version of PublishPress Permissions, there's a new importer for Role Scoper users. We have retired the old Role Scoper plugin and encourage everyone who uses that plugin to move to PublishPress Permissions.

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  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of PublishPress. He's been working with open source software for over 20 years. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. This profile is generated by the PublishPress Authors plugin.

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