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Troubleshooting PublishPress Permissions

We've had a couple of reports from users unable to access the “Permissions” menu link in PublishPress.

If this happens to you, follow these steps:

  • Install the PublishPress Capabilities plugin.
  • Go to “Capabilities” in your WordPress admin area.
  • In the top-right corner, look for “Select Role to View / Edit”.
  • Click “Administrator”.
  • Click “Load”.
  • Also on the right side of the screen, look for “Custom Capability”.
  • Enter “pp_manage_capabilities”.
  • Click “Add to role”.
  • You can now check the “pp manage capabilities” box in the center of the screen.
  • Click “Save Changes”.

Now check to see if you can access the “Permissions” menu link.


Permissions will hide menu Categories that don't have any posts readable to the current user.  You can disable that behavior by adding the following line to wp-config.php, below other define statements:

define('PP_NAV_MENU_SHOW_EMPTY_TERMS', true);

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