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[resolved] How I can restrict users to only save a draft and not allow them to publish? (4 posts)

  1. garymgordon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How I can restrict users to only save a draft and not allow them to publish?

    I installed Edit Flow. But in my testing it, I wasn't able to figure out how (or if) I can restrict a user's rights .. so they can ONLY save a draft and not publish a file. I need to be able to only allow certain users to do certain things like .. save a draft, make changes (but still only save their work as a draft) or save their changes (and require someone else to approve the changes and then publish the page).

    Can you tell me if this is possible and if so, point me to where I can read or find specific instructions on how to configure things so that one user (for example) would only be allowed to save a draft, then an email would be sent to one or more people so they could approve the changes .. and if all is good they can approve and publish the changes that were made or send it back to the original editor for further corrections.

    Help?
    Gary

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

  2. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried making the users "Contributors"? Contributors have permissions to create posts and edit them, but not publish them.

    Here's more information on user roles and capabilities

  3. garymgordon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Daniel,

    So, if I set up a user as a Contibutor, that looks like it will solve my issue of someone being able to publish a page. Cool.

    Now, after they publish a page, I can use your app to notify specific individuals when pages are updated or modified? (Can you point me to the information that explains exactly how to do this?)

    Also, when I look at the Calendar or Story Budget I don't see any "page" information displayed. I only see posts. When I add a post, it shows up in the calendar and story budget, but when I add or modify a page, nothing shows up. Is it possible to have "page" information show up as well?

    By the way, what is meant by Story Budget? I'm just not clear on how or why to use the Story Budget vs the Calendar?

    And, is it possible to get the Calendar to display more than just one week of information at a time?

    Thanks,
    Gary

  4. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Now, after they publish a page, I can use your app to notify specific individuals when pages are updated or modified? (Can you point me to the information that explains exactly how to do this?)

    Edit Flow doesn't handle email notifications when pages are updated or modified. It's designed primary for your pre-publishing workflow.

    Also, when I look at the Calendar or Story Budget I don't see any "page" information displayed. I only see posts. When I add a post, it shows up in the calendar and story budget, but when I add or modify a page, nothing shows up. Is it possible to have "page" information show up as well?

    You can follow these instructions on how to add other post types, including Pages. In v0.7, due out shortly, we're making this configurable in the admin.

    And, is it possible to get the Calendar to display more than just one week of information at a time?

    This will also be configurable in v0.7.

    Cheers,

    Daniel

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