Understanding Permissions in Revisions

Permissions for default roles

PublishPress Revisions automatically provides revision permissions for the default WordPress users roles:

  • Users in the “Subscriber” role are not able to submit revisions
  • Users in the “Contributor” role can submit revisions to their own published posts, but they will not be able to publish them.
  • Users in the “Author” role can publish their own revisions immediately.
  • Users in the “Editor” and “Administrator” roles are able to publish revisions for any post. These users are also ideally placed to act as moderators for revisions submitted by other users. They can get email notifications for new revisions.

Permissions for the Revisor role

PublishPress Revisions does add one new role called “Revisor”. 

The “Revisor” role is almost identical to the “Editor” role, except when a Revisor edits a published post, those changes are held for moderation. In contrast, users in the “Editor” role can publish their changes without moderation.

When a Revisor logs into WordPress and edits a post, all they will see is the “New Revision” button, as in the image below:

New Revision Link 2
New Revision Link 2

The Revisor submit new revisions but they will never be able to publish them. They will have to wait for a higher level user to login and approve the revision.

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