Default User Permissions in PublishPress
In this guide, we'll show what PublishPress permissions are available to users in different WordPress roles.
Permissions for Subscribers
Subscribers do not have access to *any* of the PublishPress menu links. They can't even access the Calendar or Content Overview screens. If they try to access PublishPress screens, Subscribers will see this message:
Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.
Permissions for Contributors, Authors and Editors
- Content Overview
- Calendar: They can see the Calendar and create scheduled content.
- Content Overview: They can see the Content Overview screen.
- Notifications: There are some differences between the three user levels:
Changing the Permissions
You can change the permissions on PublishPress using the PublishPress Capabilities plugin.
After installing the plugin, go to the “Capabilities” link in your WordPress admin menu.
There are key permissions you can change:
- edit_post_subscriptions: This allows users to edit the PublishPress notification workflows.
- pp_edit_editorial_metadata: This allows users to change metadata when they are editing a post.
- pp_manage_roles: This allows users to view the “Roles” screen and create new roles.
- pp_set_notification_channel: This allows users to choose their own notification channel (email or Slack).
- pp_view_calendar: This allows users to view the Calendar screen.
- pp_view_content_overview: This allows users to view the Content Overview screen.
- pp_view_editorial_metadata: This allows users to view metadata when they are editing a post.
- pp_delete_editorial_comment: This allows users to delete their own editorial comments.
- pp_delete_others_editorial_comment: This allows users to delete other people's editorial comments.
- pp_edit_editorial_comment: This allows users to edit their own editorial comments.
- pp_edit_others_editorial_comment: This allows users to edit other people's editorial comments.