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User levels (9 posts)

  1. raasm007
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Mine is a group site...Now the problem is I am going away for about 3 months and the site will be in charge of my friend. I have goven him a user level 8. But I want to know this- Wat level shud I give him so that he'll be able to do these :=

    1.Moderate comments
    2.Review drafts
    3.Can edit the themes
    4.Cannot change the themes
    5.cannot change plugins
    6.Cannot change any thing in the options menu

    Moroever is there any plugin for this so that I can achieve these results ????

    Please help me...

  2. Dgold
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The User Level system in WP 1.5.x is not that great. But I heard it is being revamped for WP2.0.

    In the meantime, the best way I was able to figure out what the levels do (more understandable than reading the codex) is to create yourself a Strawman username. Log in as Admin, bump Strawman up to Level 6, the Logout Admin > Login Strawman. See what's different. Then try level 7, 8, 9.

    For me, the feature I wanted was I wanted one of my friends/editors to be able to change the Post Author drop-down. We figured out this option disappears even under Advance Post for everyone under Level 8. The Codex doesn't tell you this. Unfortunately I had to make my friend Level 8 when she doesn't need access to Plugins/Options/Etc, just Post Author feature.

  3. ttech5593
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, I was wondering about user levels and Dashboard. With users and being authors to a blog seems fine to me. But I'm not sure how users are promoted by a Auto or Admin promotion system. I was wondering is someone could tell me how that works and yes I have read the http://codex.wordpress.org/User_Levels but am not 100% sure. Anyway if a user get to let's say level 6 or 7 what the see on the dashboard is more like the admin type but I want to be able to customize the Dashboard and what shows up and it's looks completely depending on user level. Not letting Word press do it all. So does any one know of a plugin / hack or any thing like that. Thanks !

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    From Dgold: "We figured out this option disappears even under Advance Post for everyone under Level 8. The Codex doesn't tell you this."

    The User Levels article in Codex has been updated. Thanks for the info Dgold.

  5. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    From User_Levels#User_Level_Capabilities

    "Visitors that elect to register are automatically assigned User Level 0, 1, or 2, based on how the Administration > Options > Writing Options Panel Newly registered members field is set."

    In that same article also read the section Managing Users as the "admin user" for an explanation of how to promote and demote Users.

    Regarding changing your Dashboard/Admin panels you may want to look at Tiger Admin for a start:

  6. emt036
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You could also edit /wp-admin/menu.php so you could change the user level required to do certain things, i.e. change the user level for plugins.php to 9 so that your friend could not access it.

  7. raasm007
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can u please give the line nos to edit ?? For doing these :
    Changing the user level to 9 for :-
    1.Changing themes and using the theme editor
    2.Changing plugins and using the plugin editor

    I do not know much of php which is why I am asking for help..

  8. ttech5593
    Posted 8 years ago #

    O.K so you can edit the code, but what code do you put and I tried wp-tiger-administration and it sort of killed my WYSIWYG editor... Thanks

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