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The Admin Menus Screen

The Pro version of PublishPress Capabilities allows you to block access to admin menu links in WordPress. This is useful because many plugin do not have any way to control who can access their admin screens.

After installing PublishPress Capabilities Pro, go to “Capabilities”, then “Admin Menus” in your WordPress admin area:

Admin Menus Woocommerce
Admin Menus Woocommerce
  • In the top-left corner of this screen, choose the role that you want to edit.
  • Scroll down and you can enter a red X for any menu link that you don't want users to access.
Admin Menu Screens
Admin Menu Screens

In the image below, users in the “Author” role will not be able see or use any of the menu links marked in red.

Admin Menu
Admin Menu

Some things to note:

  • This feature allows you to remove access for a user role. It does not to give access to a menu link if a user role does not already have access.
  • “Blocked” always wins. If a user is in multiple roles and one role is allowed to access a menu link and one is blocked, then the user will be blocked from the menu link.

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