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[resolved] Assigning contributor role to specific pages and posts? (11 posts)

  1. iechefs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using the Coraline theme. Our site is basically set up as a static website instead of a blog. However, there is no reason that we could not have a hybrid website/blog. We are a non-profit chefs association. Each of our chapter officers have their own page with a contact form and a photo and, perhaps, a short bio.

    MY QUESTION: Can I assign a contributor role to each officer with permission to edit only their own page(s) and blog category?

    I want the chapter officers to have the power to control their own pages and write blogs under their own category, and perhaps write sub pages under their page, but I don't want them fooling around with other areas of the site.

    Thank you.

  2. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. I want the chapter officers to have the power to control their own pages and write blogs under their own category, and perhaps write sub pages under their page, but I don't want them fooling around with other areas of the site.

    That ALMOST sounds like a need for MultiSite, except that it might be a bit overkill. MultiSite would give each user admin abilities over their own site, and control to, y'know, run a site.

    Alternately.

    Plugins like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members/ will like you restrict part of the site based on user groups.

    Then use http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/restrict-categories/ to limit the group to a category.

  4. iechefs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try it with a plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/role-scoper/

    keesiemeijer,

    This Members plugin looks pretty good! That way the dozen or more
    of our chapter officers can have control over their own area without having the power to totally mess up the rest of the site. for example, the chapter president can write his own bio, blog, create sub-pages, etc., the Apprenticeship chair can work his own area, etc., etc., etc. This is great!

    Thank you.

  5. iechefs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then use http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/restrict-categories/ to limit the group to a category.

    Ipstenu

    Thank you for your reply.

    I just installed and activated Members. So I now install restrict-categories also? They work together?

  6. They can work together. Once you make a member role, you can restrict that rule to certain categories with restrict-categories plugin.

  7. iechefs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    They can work together. Once you make a member role, you can restrict that rule to certain categories with restrict-categories plugin.

    Great. But categories are for posts. Pages have parents. Can I also give them permission only for certain pages too?

    I printed our the documentation for Members and will study it before taking any action.

    Rich

  8. iechefs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The restrict-categories plug-in works great for posts. The user can only use the selected categories. Perfect. I wish I knew how to select specific pages to authorizes editor or author or contributor role.

    I'm going to try "WP-CMS Post Control Plugin"

  9. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can do this with the members plugin. On the edit Page screen there is a metabox from the plugin to only allow certain user Roles acces to that Page.

  10. iechefs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you. I will look for that right now.

  11. iechefs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can do this with the members plugin. On the edit Page screen there is a metabox from the plugin to only allow certain user Roles acces to that Page.

    Thank you. I will look for that right now.

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