How to Use the Permissions Add-on for PublishPress
The Permissons add-on allows you to customize permissions for publishing content and interacting with PublishPress.
By default, WordPress offers a fixed set of publishing permissions:
- Contributors can write their own posts.
- Authors can write and also publish their own posts.
- Editors can edit and publish posts by anyone on the site.
There are some WordPress plugins that allow you to customize these permissions, but they’re all working within a limited set of options.
Often you can’t fit your company’s processes around WordPress’ limitations:
- Some teams need a “Copy Edit” status for users in the”Copy Editor” group.
- Some teams want a “Needs Legal Approval” status for users in a “Legal” group.
- Some teams require a “Creative Approval” status so their branding experts can sign off on the post.
The PublishPress Permissions add-on is the solution to those problems. This add-on allows you to decide your users publishing capabilities.
After you install the Permissions add-on, go to the PublishPress > Permissions menu link:
On this screen, you can control the permissions for your user roles. These permissions include:
- Manage permissions (which means access to this screen we’re looking at now)
- View the calendar
- View the content overview
- Edit metadata
- Move content to a different status
PublishPress Permissions also exposes default WordPress permissions related to publishing. You will find these under the “Posts” and “Pages” tabs.