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[resolved] Editors who are also board members (8 posts)

  1. djelal
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Just testing this plugin.
    We have board and committee members who are also editors on the site. Is there a way to designate current members in WP as board and/or committee members? We can't open two users as some only have a single email address.

    Thanks,
    Jay

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/nonprofit-board-management/

  2. wiredimpact
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Jay,

    Thanks a lot for reaching out about the plugin. When you talk about board and committee members who are editors, are you referring to their role in WordPress?

    Right now there are only two roles in WordPress that can use the board management system. Board members, who don't have permissions to work with the website's content at all outside the board management tool, and administrators, who obviously have access to everything within the WordPress system.

    If the board members are "editors" in WordPress, they won't be able to use the board management tools unless they're promoted to administrators or they create another account using a different email address.

    I hope that's helpful. Let me know if I can answer any other questions.

    Jonathan
    Wired Impact

  3. djelal
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for the reply. As it currently is I would be unable to use it. I have multiple members who are editors/contributors as well as board and/or committee members. Giving them admin access is more trouble than it is worth and re-registering will just confuse many of them.

    Any plans to include this feature in the near future?

    Jay

  4. wiredimpact
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Jay,

    I'm sorry it's not going to work for you. We definitely see this as a need and will absolutely consider adding the feature if we continue to hear this issue brought up.

    Good luck with everything and let me know if any other questions come up.

    Jonathan
    Wired Impact

  5. Texrat
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I have the exact same need, and may be unable to use the plugin also. I would propose changing your roles to be an adjunct to WordPress roles, not a replacement.

  6. wiredimpact
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi @texrat,

    Thanks for letting us know you also need this functionality. I'm not sure if you're a programmer yourself, or are working with a programmer, but you should be able to provide Board Members the same capabilities as Editors by using a combination of the add_cap() method (https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_cap) and the capabilities listed at https://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#Editor. That would allow Board Members to also contribute on your website.

    Good luck and thanks again for reaching out. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Jonathan
    Wired Impact

  7. Texrat
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I'm a programmer but very weak on PHP. However, if those examples are clear (I have not looked yet) I can hack it.

  8. wiredimpact
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    Good luck @Texrat. Let me know if you have any questions.

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