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[resolved] Calendar visible to default user role: Contributor (3 posts)

  1. redhooded
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Using the WP default roles, I have a user with the Contributor role that can view the calendar.

    According to your FAQ this shouldn't be possible.

    "Administrators and Editors can use every feature available in the calendar. Authors can use the calendar to edit and move their own posts, but other people's posts are read-only. Contributors and Subscribers can't see the calendar."

    Can you please help me understand why the calendar is viewable to this user. I'm using only WP defaults for roles and capabilities. Thanks.

  2. Zack Grossbart
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for using the Editorial Calendar. This looks like an error in the FAQ. I've just checked in a new version and it will be updated in the next release.

    The new version looks like this:

    = What users can use the calendar? =

    The editorial calendar works differently based on your permissions.

    * Administrators and Editors can use every feature available in the calendar.
    * Authors can use the calendar to edit, move, and publish their own posts, but other people's posts are read-only.
    * Contributors see everyone's posts and move their own posts, but can only save drafts.
    * Subscribers can't see the calendar.

    You can see how it looks for different usres on our Zack's WordPress Sandbox with the following users:

    * edgar the Editor
    * alice the Author
    * conrad the Contributor
    * sam the Subscriber

    Each of theses users has the password test.

    All of these users are live right now and you can try them out to see how it will work on your blog.

    The basic idea is that all users have the same abilities in the calendar that they would without it. Contributors can normally see everyone's posts so we let them see those posts in the calendar too.

    What do you think?

    Thanks,
    Zack

  3. redhooded
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Looks good and makes sense considering the abilities each role has in the Posts view. I appreciate the clarification.

    Thanks for the quick and thorough response.

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