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Editing user capabilities? (6 posts)

  1. Skeary
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I want a user to be able to edit specific posts and no others?.. or any specific post and just trust them as they're my friends.

    I'm not sure if this possible at all. Please advise

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Seems like making them User Level 2 should do that for you.

    See User Levels

    Also make sure your Newly registered members: is set to May publish articles.

    See Writing_Options_SubPanel

  3. Skeary
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I meant one article that a user can edit, and that article has no other special priveleges.. I'm not sure if that came across.

    I want to have certain articles that are 'open' to a certain user, so those I want to be able to edit I can give the login info for.. but I'm really not sure it's at all possible

  4. HeavenlyEvil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I want to do something similar, but easier to implement.

    I've created an anonymous user account that I wish anyone to be able to post to. The problem is, by making them a contributor they can edit all anonymous posts and edit the profile for that user, which are things I don't want them to be able to do.

    Is it possible for me to edit the dashboard for that one user so they cannot access these options? Or would I have to change them for the entire 'contributor' category?

    If so, could I edit the 'subscriber' category (which otherwise doesn't get used) to be able to write posts and do nothing else?

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Maybe the Role Manager plugin can solve your questions:
    http://redalt.com/wiki/Role+Manager

  6. HeavenlyEvil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have that plugin installed and I created an anonymous user group for the user so that I can change their capabilities without affecting any of the other users. The problem is, I don't know how to create a capability that allows the user to write drafts but do nothing else.

    I don't want the anonymous user to be able to access the dashboard, or edit the anonymous posts, or edit the profile because I want that to stay anonymous as well.

    Is there a way that I can somehow use the part of the 'edit_posts' capability that allows a user to write drafts, but not allow access to the rest?

    There was some code here that let me remove the menus, but it did it for all users except for the admin user. Plus the dashboard still showed up so the anonymous user could just use those links to get to the profile and edit options.

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