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How do I allow only part of a site to be editable? (7 posts)

  1. divrom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm creating a site for someone using WordPress, but it will be 90% static pages with 1 news page.

    The news page will just be wordpress blogs, but how do I "lock" the ret of the site so that when they go to edit/add "news items" (blog posts), they cannot risk edit (or even see) the other pages?

    Is this possible? Can I associate roles to certain pages - is that the solution?

  2. divrom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So, is this not possible then? :-(

  3. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    As far as I know, it's only possible to give or take rights to write/edit/delete in general...

    Why not just tell them where they can/can't or should/shouldn't go? If they have the brain power to use the editor in wordpress, I'd think they have the brain power to know to only go to write -> write post and so on...

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can use the Limit Categories plugin (see the Codex > Plugins > Restriction).
    Make a Category, e.g. "News" and defined their role in that way so that they can post ONLY to that category.
    For fine-tuning the setup, you can use the Role Manager plugin, too.

  5. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In the default WP2, if you do not assign the users "Administrator" or "Editor" level, then they will automatically not be able to edit the pages that you created when you were logged in as admin. Create the static pages yourself as Admin.

    So simply make your users Author & Contributor level roles in the Admin > Users panel.

    No plugins needed for this?

  6. divrom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh, that was much easier than I thought! Thanks, Dgold.

  7. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's great when the solution is easy and built-in!

    I'm finally getting used to the Roles in WP 2.x (it's different from the old user-levels system). I think it works alright!

    I might try Roles Manager plugin to get better control.

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