Tag: edit_posts capability

The edit_posts capability controls access to many of the key features in WordPress.

Without the edit_posts capability, you won’t be able to access the “Posts” area of WordPress.

Also, if you don’t have the edit_posts permission, you won’t be able to create new Posts or upload new media.

How to Control Permissions for the Contact Form 7 Plugin

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Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins in the WordPress world. However, it is a fairly basic plugin that lacks some key features such as access control.

In this guide, I'll show you how to control access to Contact Form 7 features. We'll use the PublishPress Capabilities plugin. If you want to take this tutorial a step further, check out how to control access to Contact Form 7 admin menus.

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How to Prevent WordPress Users from Creating New Tags

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We had an interesting question from a PublishPress user this week:

I am trying to allow a some user role to choose an existing Tag, but not allow them to create new Tags. This was simple enough to do with Categories, but I cannot figure it out for Tags.

This was a great question that requires some explanation. We recommend the TaxoPress plugin for managing your tags, but PublishPress plugins can handle these more complex permissions.

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How to Hide WordPress Dashboard Widgets

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When you log in to a WordPress site, you will see boxes full of information. These are called “Dashboard Widgets”.

You will probably see a “Welcome to WordPress!” widget with lots of useful links.

There's also “Quick Draft” widget so you start a draft blog post with some test ideas.

There's an “At a Glance” widget so you can quickly see key statistics for your site.

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Where are WordPress Users and Permissions Stored in the Database?

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Several of our PublishPress plugins allow you to control what users can do on your WordPress site. These plugins allow you to change user permissions via the WordPress admin area.

However, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. PublishPress customers often have questions from users about WordPress permissions and where they are stored in the database. This post is an introduction to those database tables.

One thing to note: although most people refer to “user permissions” or perhaps “user access”, WordPress uses the word “capabilities”.

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What is the Edit Posts Permission in WordPress?

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The goal of PublishPress is to provide professional publishing tools for WordPress.

When larger, professional organizations start to use PublishPress, a lot of their questions revolve around permissions. 

Permissions questions do not have easy answers in WordPress. The permissions system in WordPress can be confusing.

One example of this confusion is the “Edit Posts” permission. This single permission can control access to most key writing features in WordPress.

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