How to Use Block Access Profiles

Using the PublishPress Blocks plugin, you can create editor profiles for different users and user roles.

These profiles allow you to control which users can add which Gutenberg blocks. For example, if you want to prevent some users from adding “Table” blocks, you can block them from doing that with this feature.

You can select which blocks in the Blocks list will be available to each profile.


Customize your user profile

To get started, let's take a look at the “All User Roles” profile. This is the profile that you are currently using on the site.

  • To set up your own profile, go to “Block Access” and click the default entry.
  • You will see the profile configuration for your account.

You can enable/disable blocks in Gutenberg by clicking on them. When you're finished, press the Update List button to update new block icons.

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Once saved, the blocks will be available (or not available) in your editor when you create posts.

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How to create new user profiles

You can create new profiles for other users. For example, you may want a very limited set of blocks for “Contributors” or “Authors”.

  • Go to “Block Acces”.
  • Click “New Profile”.
  • Click “Assigned Users”.
  • Enter a “Profile title”.
  • Select any users you want to have this profile.
  • Select any user roles you want to have this profile.

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