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Only show pages in section group (2 posts)

  1. msg4matt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good to see these plugins now on Worpress as they are an excellent workflow tool!

    This might be more of a feature request but can the following be achieved:

    1. Can pages outside of your section group be hidden in the main page list? For example if a section group is set up to only allow users to edit a "Services page and sub pages" can pages outside this section, like homepage, about, contact etc, be hidden from view. A site may have 10's or 100's of pages so this would help prevent users from having to paginate to find the pages they can edit.

    2. Can a section group be created to edit all posts not matter how many are added in the future. So a section group is created to edit all posts and you don't have to keep selecting posts as they are added.

    3. Likewise can CPT / posts / pages navigation links be hidden if none selected? So a section group is created for users who can only add posts. If no pages or CPT are selected these do not show in the backend navigation. So only posts in visible when logged in.

    4. Can a single / multiple administrator(s) be notified when a page is cloned and original replaced?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bu-section-editing/

  2. mgburns
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad to hear you're enjoying the plugins. Lots of good questions -- some responses by number...

    1. If you're running WP >= 3.2 section editors will get an "Editable" view above the admin edit post tables. This will filter the table to only display rows that the current user can edit (editable sections + unpublished content).

    2, 3. Both of these are possible today through the use of custom roles. The section editing plugin stands on top of the built-in Roles and Capabilities system, and was designed in a way that enables developers and site administrators to tweak "section editing" privileges by defining custom roles that integrate with the plugin.

    For site administrators, you can use a role management plugin (such as the excellent Members) to create custom section editing-ready roles through the WP admin interface.

    If you're a developer, you can achieve the same result through code. Check out this Wiki page for more information:
    https://github.com/bu-ist/bu-section-editing/wiki/Custom-Section-Editing-Roles.

    To achieve #2, you can restore capabilities that are removed for the "Section Editor" role by default ("edit_published_posts ", "delete_published_posts , etc.) to lift section editing restrictions for specific post types. Custom roles also allow for #3 -- for instance, if a role doesn't have the "edit_posts" capability, the "Posts" admin menu item will not display at all. Custom roles empower you to define exactly what users of your role are permitted to do throughout the WP admin interface.

    4. Not at this time. Users who cannot publish content (such as section editors without adequate permissions) can clone pages, make edits, and then "Submit for Review" to place them in a "Pending" bucket for the "Alternate Pages" screen. Administrators can then work through the "Pending" view to review content and either revert to draft status or replace original content. This was one of the workflows we envisioned when designing both plugins. But to your question, no notifications are set up at this time.

    Thanks for your questions!

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