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[resolved] how to restrict author access to edit-comments.php? (5 posts)

  1. idahofallzcom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    what version was it that authors and below could start seeing edit-comments.php, and thus every commenters' email and IP addresses?

    i know it did not do this before 2.0 because i tested it.

    how can i restrict it?

    i've tried role manager, and it groups edit-comments.php with 3 other things that i do want to grant authors access to.

    if role manager cannot be customized to do this, where in the code is the hook to give access to edit-comments.php?

    i've been searching for a solution to this problem for several weeks now, had to demote all my users to subscriber until i can fix it, and participation and visits are dropping as a result, i'm getting very frustrated with the lack of answers and support, i know it's free but the great support here was the reason i first chose wordpress two years ago and the last year support has sunk to no replies, which reflects on the entire community and product.

    Please! I've done searches and see lots of people are asking this same question without getting answers. Has this become a dirty secret of wordpress?

  2. cedmax
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  3. carewolf
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I know this is a very backward question-We are new to this blog-all blogs-and are having trouble-
    http://petsupports.com/WolfPack

    It looks different all the time-links work at will-on the top and sides. Sidebar displays at will-right now the home page has no writing on side bar-but hay-maybe tomorrow. Yesterday the topics on side were so big they ran off page. We joined this blog from our website: netfirms.com and our site is:
    http://petsupports.com.
    I don't know how to put in rss or anything else-they said not to open the files on the web site. We did have this problem with how to register people without having them take over the site.We haven't officially sent out our blog yet(I think you can tell why)
    I've put some questions in but gotten no answers.
    Where do the plug-ins go? Where does the code for rss feeds go? I have an instruction sheet from Technorati for ping configuration-(sounds good and important) but I can't find the update services text box to add it.
    Thanks and remember you were new once too! Oh-btw
    stop up and visit out website-
    CareWolf
    Experienced blogger needed-fast!!
    CareWolf

  4. cedmax
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    you should read documentation: http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

  5. idahofallzcom
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I ended up using the plugin "Restrict Author Access to Edit Comments" which does the job. Folks can still click to that page but they meet a "not authorized" text instead of all the links. It works well enough, thanks plugin author!

    http://www.laboratoriocaffeina.it/development/2007/07/20/restrict-authors-access-to-edit-comments-the-plugin.html

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