Tag: User Testing

Show the PublishPress Permissions Metabox For A User Role

In a previous blog post, we talked about hiding the Permissions metabox for a specific user role. Now we will talk about the opposite: showing the PublishPress Permissions metabox for a specific user role.

In this case, we will take an example of the Editor role. By default, the Editor role only gets access to the “read” Permissions metabox, as in the screenshot below. By default, Editors don't have access to the “edit” or “assign” Permissions metaboxes.

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Create Users Who Only Access WooCommerce Analytics Coupons Menu

One PublishPress user asked how to create a custom user role that only has access to the “Coupons” area in the WooCommerce Analytics area.

They did not want the user to have access to the WooCommerce report menu. This user was a marketing person and only needed to check on the success of their marketing campaigns that use coupons.

PublishPress Capabilities Pro is a plugin that gives you control over who can access which admin menu links. In this scenario, a little extra work is needed since the “Coupons” menu is connected to the WooCommerce “Reports” menu.

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PublishPress 2022 Review and Thank You

Welcome to the fourth annual review from PublishPress. You can read our previous reviews for 2019, 2020, and 2021.

We write these annual reviews for at least three reasons:

  1. These reviews are for our customers. Thank you for all your investment in our work. I hope the reviews help you get a better understanding of our vision for these plugins.
  2. The reviews are for business owners. We try to be honest about the ups-and-downs in the hope that you can avoid some of the mistakes we've made!
  3. And finally, the reviews are for us. We pour many hours of our lives into building these plugins. It's easy to forget key incidents as you do the daily work. And as the years go by, it's great to look back on these reviews and remember the rollercoaster ride.

Here's our recap of key events for PublishPress in 2022.

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How To Hide the Elementor Templates Menu Link

When you install Elementor, there will be a “Templates” menu on your WordPress admin menu.

However, it can look distracting for some roles if the user doesn't need access to this “Templates” menu.

If you don't want the “Templates” menu link to appear for a certain user role, you can hide this link for specific roles using the PublishPress Capabilities Pro plugin. In this guide, we will show you two ways you can hide this menu link with the PublishPress Capabilities Pro plugin..

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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 WooCommerce Product Editor

Product Editor

This week, a PublishPress customer asked us about an interesting configuration for their WordPress eCommerce site. The customer wanted to create a WooCommerce Product Editor role. Any users in this role would be responsible for editing all the WooCommerce products, but would not have access to other areas of the site.

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