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New "Manager" role between Editor and Admin

  1. MRWweb
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    In almost every project I do, I wish there were a role that could create/edit/delete all content AND manage menus and widgets. Other roles this might person have would be add new users (but maybe not delete or change roles), moderate comments.

    The real-world case for this role goes as follows:
    A technical admin installs WordPress and then manages plugins, themes, and settings.
    An editor creates and edit content.

    The problem case is when an editor creates new content but then cannot add it to the menu! Similarly, managing widgets is often closer to content management than site administration. Comment moderation is the same, and even user creation is sometimes more an editorial duty.

    Having this role would make my life better along with anyone else who manages a medium or large WordPress site. I've talked with many other people who want this exact same role.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  2. Justin Tadlock
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    You should use a role-editing plugin such as Members for custom scenarios such as this.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  3. MRWweb
    Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, Justin.

    I'm aware of the plugins and I could code my own role, but I added this particular role because I think this one in particular makes sense in core.

    For any site with even a few editors, the fact that a user can only have access to widgets and menus if they also have access to themes, plugins, and settings just doesn't make sense to me.

    I'm open to the possibility that I'm not thinking through this right, but I'll need to be convinced.

    For most custom roles, it makes sense to use a plugin, but for this particular issue, it just feels like core to me.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  4. MRWweb
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    I'd really love it for someone to make an argument against adding this specific role (or something similar) to core.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  5. Sheila
    Member

    Hey Mark. I like your idea. I have a new project I'm working on right now where I'm looking at having to use the plugin Justin mentioned for this very reason. It's a non-profit with several staff involved in the website.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  6. rsteer
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    This makes a great deal of sense for core, to me. I could have used this intermediate role recently.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  7. Peter Tuvonen
    Member

    The plugins that are available solve this matter in a good way, I have no arguments.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  8. esgtomhodgson
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    It would be much better if WordPress had the ability built straight in to it to create roles rather than using another plugin for something that feels like it should be a core feature. I want to limit plugins to limit the overhead they cause.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  9. Commentguerir
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    I fully agree with esgtomhodgson, it would be important to have these "basic" fonctions like user role manager included in the body of worspress.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  10. What about a way to customize the roles? Of which role can do what.

    Posted: 12 months ago #

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    This idea is under consideration