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Allow users to view (not edit) unpublished posts (7 posts)

  1. raddevon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've seen several plugins that will allow me to modify roles to be able to edit others' posts, but I haven't seen a way to allow them to merely view them before publishing. Is there an elegant way to allow author's, for example, to view other users' saved drafts without allowing them to make edits or publish?

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. raddevon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is the answer to this question supposed to be on that page? I'm not finding it. I see only a list of the default permissions for the default WordPress roles. I don't see any reference to a permission that allows read-only access to unpublished posts.

  4. windyjonas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would also like to find an answer to this one. There doesn't seem to be a capability for "View all drafts" or similar.

  5. Michael Mann
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Actually there is a way to do this, but a plugin is needed. You would need to install and activate User Role Editor. This will add a User Role Editor option under the User menu. In here select the role you wish to edit and then check read_private_pages and read_private_posts. Click Update.

    This will allow all users of that particular role to read private pages and posts.

    I had to set up something like this for a Non-profit I was working with recently.

  6. rborrego
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's not a valid solution. raddevon wants to allow a user view unpublished posts from other users, not private posts.

  7. Michael Mann
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Unpublished posts (or drafts) are "private" as they are not published. Here are all of the setting that will need to be set in the user role plugin to allow for seeing and editing drafts (aka private posts):

    edit_others_pages
    edit_others_posts
    edit_pages
    edit_posts
    edit_private_pages
    edit_private_posts
    read

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