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Better User Permissions System

  1. tmhai
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    I know theirs a plugin which provides added and custom roles, but it is buggy, development is at a halt, and it would be nicer if it were implemented by default.

    - Provide an added Permissions Role where the user can only update pages assigned to their user name
    - assign upload quotas for separate users
    - Have administrators approve/deny new/edited posts/pages
    - Make the permissions more flexible (for instance, now, if you enable edit_pages, it provides access to also ADDING new pages, rather than only edit existing pages)
    - System could also benefit if it factored other restraints (like above edit_pages would allow the editing of any pages on the blog, where something more appropriate like edit_own_pages or edit_published_pages would restrict which pages the user could edit.)
    - The Roles could be edited to the users liking, (like the Role Manager Plugin) and should also be able to restrict/grant access to the different pages in the Admin Panel as well as set the different criteria in what users can do on those pages (Ie. Allowing them access to Manage -> Pages would show the tab in the navigation and provide access to editing all of the pages; by selecting edit_own_pages would allow them to edit ONLY their pages.)

    It can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be :)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. LostInNetwork
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    Once again an access control feature request. Very good. I need this.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. Christiaan
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    Yeap, access control. Top of my wishlist:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=4

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. murky
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    I'd love access control....

    I've been looking at all sorts of things for this. I'd like to use WP (it's what I know). I also know MT, but it's not really set up for static pages (though it can be done - but it doesn't have access control). Drupal can do it, but I'm not getting my head around how to do the simple things in drupal (i.e. making pages and subpages!) it's just a bit foreign....

    What I'd like to see in WP is the ability to assign user roles to parts of the site.

    Roles: Admin (access all)
    Area Administrator
    Publisher (can 'make live', is notified of
    submissions)
    Page Publisher
    Editor (can edit, but not publish)

    An Admin has full site access

    An Area Administrator could manage a category (creating subcategory). They could make pages (or subpages thereof).
    They're like the Admin's assistant. They could assign other users to be publishers, page publishers or editors to some part of the site that they've control of.

    A Publisher could publish anything in their categories, not manage pages.

    A Page Publisher could create subpages of pages they have access to, but not publish blog style posts.

    An editor could only write, but not make live. Ideally they could make pages or blog style posts.

    Ideally, if someone cannot edit a certain part of the site, those areas are hidden. (E.g. if a page publisher has edit access to the 'Noodles' page, they have the right to make subpages only to that - they don't even see the option to page subpages for the 'Curry' page).

    For the icing on the cake, a given user would be able to be given rights to more than one section (i.e. you can edit 'Noodles', 'Rice' but not 'Curry').

    Ideally, a person would be able to add a category they're in charge of to a particular post. E.g. a publisher might be in charge of 'front page stories'. If they see a decent post in the site, they would go to that post and tick the category 'front page stories' - they wouldn't be able to delete the categories of other publishers which they don't have rights for.

    I just wish I had the know how to do it! It's so frustrating that WP is almost perfect for a task I have in mind, but this one omission prevents it being used....

    .... Oh, and I really can't get my head around drupal!

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. mozey
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    or simple ACL would be nice!,

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. bryan868
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    Make it easier to create our own custom capabilities to had to the master cap list.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  7. greftek
    Member

    Completely separate roles and permissions and allow to 'assemble them' to your own requirements.

    Also, ACL based on category might be a nice one (sounds a bit weird, but I use categories as sections on my blog ;))

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  8. gmcosta
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    wordpress roles and capabilities are confuse when someone needs to customize WP to other things than blog

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  9. TuxPirate
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    Just make it right. Roles are groups, permission can be set per user and per group. Keep the current default "Roles" for convenience but let admins 1) add new "Roles" 2) edit "Roles" permissions 3) edit users permissions.

    This way one could for example allow write access to links (blogroll) for users in the "Subscribers" group.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  10. chrisfmasse
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    If WordPress administrator could allow one or some authors to edit one or some specific pages, then that would be a great step towards a blog/wiki software. I vote for. Thanks to "tmhai" for bringing this up. [My blog has 71 posters, so I waiting for this functionality.]

    Posted: 6 years ago #

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