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Can't set status without publish_posts capability (3 posts)

  1. pnews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Firstly, well done on this update, the plugin is brilliant. We had a play with the plugin a few months back but have been holding off using Edit Flow until this update as we were waiting for a few of the new features.

    We do have one problem though; our users cannot set the status of a post (we have set up 5 custom statuses) unless they also have the publish_posts capability. The publish box just displays the usual 'Save Draft' and 'Submit for Review' buttons.

    In our workflow, content can only be published by a senior editor, so we have removed the publish_posts capability from our contributors using the Members plugin.

    I've tried disabling other plugins and it hasn't worked. I looked at the JavaScript on the post page where it configures EF, and the statuses are included there.

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    Any help would be much appreciated.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/edit-flow/

  2. Scott Bressler
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad to hear you're liking EF!

    Unfortunately, there is nothing in the plugin at this time that would allow you to use a different capability for changing the custom status of a post, other than publish_posts.

    Related:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-edit-flow-custom-post-status?replies=4
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/custom-post-status-reverting-to-draft?replies=23

    We'll definitely keep it in mind for a future release.

    Thanks,
    Scott

  3. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    To clarify, this is unfortunately a limitation of WordPress core, not Edit Flow. Specifically, if you remove "publish_posts" for a user, they're presented with a different post submit box.

    I have two possible fixes outlined and would love to hear what you think of them on that thread.

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