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What is the edit_others_pages permission in WordPress? #
The edit_others_pages permission allows you to edit Pages that are written by other users on a WordPress site.
The main goal of this permission is to allow or prevent people from editing Pages that they did not create.
If you have the edit_others_pages permission, you will see the “Edit” and “Quick Edit” links on the “Pages” screen.
Who has the edit_others_pages permission? #
The edit_others_pages permission is available on single WordPress sites and on multisite networks.
By default, the edit_others_pages permission is only given to Super Admins, Administrators and Editors.
Users not in these roles are not allowed to edit published Pages written by other users.
How to control who has the edit_others_pages permission #
You can control who has the edit_others_pages permission by installing the PublishPress Capabilities plugin.
- After installing PublishPress Capabilities, go to “Capabilities” in your WordPress admin.
- Choose the role you want to to edit in the dropdown in the top-left corner.
- Check or uncheck the box in the “Pages” row of the “Edit others” column.