PublishPress Authors 3.16 is now available and it has a new feature that many customers have requested. You can now allow users to update their own author profiles.
If a user has an author profile linked to their account, they will now see an “Author Profile” screen in the menu. They can update their profile information here and it will update on the front of your site.
However, in most situations, you need to choose either Gutenberg or Elementor. The two systems are not very compatible with each other.
So we considered it a challenge this week when a PublishPress customer asked us if they could use the PublishPress Blocks plugin inside pages built with Elementor. After some research, we found that this is possible. I'm going to show you how to insert any Gutenberg block into Elementor layouts.
JetEngine is a very ambitious project that attempts to do almost everything for a WordPress website.
JetEngine is available from Crocoblock.com and supports both Gutenberg and Elementor. Their products span everything from Gutenberg blocks and themes to creating post types and options pages. This image below is taken from their website and gives you some idea of all the different features they provide:
The Pro version of PublishPress Capabilities allows you to block access to admin menu links in the Elementor plugin. This is useful because Elementor has limited options for managing who can access the admin screens and important features.
The Elementor plugin is one of the most popular drag-and-drop page builders. With Elementor, you’re editing the site live, and simultaneously see exactly how it looks like. Elementor designs are full-responsive and come with over 40 powerful widgets.
When you first install Elementor, you'll see one top-level menu link, plus at least 9 sub-menus:
In the top-left corner of this screen, choose the role that you want to edit. In the image below, I'm going to restrict Elementor access for the “Administrator” role. If you do this, I would recommend making a copy of the Administrator role so that one role still has full Elementor access.
Scroll down and you can enter a red X for any Elementor menu link that you don't want users in the Administrator role to access.
Click “Save Changes”.
Now when an Administrator logs in to your site, they will not be able to see the Elementor menu links that you have blocked:
This approach works for the core Elementor plugin and can also be used for add-on plugins such as Essential Addons, Premium Addons, and others.
We have a PublishPress customer who also uses the Gravity Forms plugin. They asked us if it was possible to create a user who can do nothing in WordPress, except for edit form entries in Gravity Forms.
Yes, this is possible, and this tutorial will show you how.