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[resolved] Editor Dashboard (6 posts)

  1. Andy Woggle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi. I have a site HERE that is for a charity. It will have about 4 or five editors that I don't think should have access to parts of the dashboard (I wouldn't really want them to have access to the themes/plugins/editor etc but DO want them to have access to the calendar, to the pages/posts etc).

    I thought the simplest way of doing this would just be to create a user called Editor and designate it a password, which the five or so with editor roles can share. I have done this, and chosen the necessary roles, but when I go to log in as editor, it doesn't take me to the dashboard, it takes me to the site.

    I know this is just me not doing something quite correctly,and it's probably really straightforward, but what am I doing wrong?

    Andy

  2. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What happens if you go to your domain.com/wp-admin, are you redirected to the home page?

  3. Andy Woggle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Exactly that. If I log in as admin it is fine, but if I choose Editor and enter the designated password, it takes me to the home page, and the only option is to edit profile

  4. Andy Woggle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am still massievly struggling here after hours of Googling.

    Another posible way around I suppose would be to use a plug in that removes the Appearance/Settings/Plug Ins from the dashboard and let the editors in as Admin.

    But (BIG BUT) how would this work if I am needed back in to do any more backend work? If the editor is hidden, how would I access it if I've hidden it from the dash?

    Agggghhhhh I am really confused now

  5. Andy Woggle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Duh!! For some reason I had a "Hide Dashboard" plugin activated!
    I have no idea why or where it came from, but I've deactivated it, and now the Editor login works exactly as planned!!

    Cheers and Resolved

  6. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Haha, that would most certainly do it!

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