Tag: Author Role

The “Author” role is one of the default user roles in WordPress, alongside “Subscriber”, “Contributor”, “Editor” and “Administrator”. Authors have a medium level of access to WordPress: more permissions than some roles and less than others.

Here’s a rundown of what Authors can do on a default WordPress site:

  1. Edit, delete and publish their own posts
  2. Write comments
  3. Upload files to the Media Library

Prevent Users in the Revisor Role From Approving Their Own Revisions

PublishPress Revisions is the plugin that allows you to manage content changes in WordPress. The plugin provides a special role called “Revisor” that can submit and approve changes, but not create new content.

One PublishPress customer noticed that users in the “Revisor” role can approve their own changes. In this article, I'll explain how to prevent Revisors from approving their own revisions

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The New User Testing Feature in PublishPress Capabilities

If you run a WordPress website which allows users to log in, you probably spend a lot of time answering account questions or solving website bugs for your users.

Here at PublishPress, we often have to browse our site and see exactly what the user sees. We need to test the user's account without resetting their password.

To solve this problem, we've built a new “User Testing” feature in the PublishPress Capabilities plugin. This is available in Capabilities version 2.6.

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User Switching in WordPress and Testing User Accounts

If you run a WordPress website with many users, you probably have to answer account questions or solve website bugs for your users.

Here at PublishPress, we rely heavily on the User Testing feature in the PublishPress Capabilities plugin. This allows us to browse our site and see exactly what the user sees. User Testing is an enormously helpful feature when we're solving support questions.

We can test the user's account without needing to reset their password or create a duplicate version of their account.

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How to Create a Media Manager User in WordPress

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We had a question from a PublishPress user who wanted to create a “Media Manager” user role. Their goal was to restrict the users in this role so they could only access the “Media” area of the WordPress admin. The users would have full rights to modify any file in the media library.

A “Media Manager” user role can be very useful for anyone whose site has photographers or people responsible for uploading files. These users will not be able to edit any content or make any other changes on your site.

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What Do WordPress Users See in the Admin Toolbar?

What Users See Toolbar

WordPress sites display an admin toolbar for all logged-in users. This is visible on the frontend of your site and also in the WordPress admin area.

This toolbar contains shortcuts to key features in WordPress, but what the user sees will depend on their user role. A user in the “Subscriber” role will only see a few features. A user in the Administrator role may see a very busy toolbar.

In this blog post, we'll give you an introduction to what users in different roles may see in the admin toolbar. If you want to hide the admin toolbar for users, follow this guide.

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