Editor Menu and Widget Access

Description

This open source and lightweight plugin allows users with the role Editor or Shop Manager to access the Menus and Widgets areas of the Appearance menu in WordPress’ admin area.

This is a common task that would be useful for clients to manage themselves to give them more control over their website’s content.

This plugin also gives access to the Customize submenu and other theme options, but these can be hidden through the options page at Appearance > Editor Access if you wish.

You can now select other menus to hide from Editors and Shop Managers (e.g. Custom theme or plugin options pages), as well as hiding any elements on the Admin Bar.

Features

  • Allow access to Customize, Menus and Widgets for Editors and Shop Managers.
  • Theme Options remain hidden from these user roles.
  • Hide custom options pages from these users (if your theme/plugin has a custom settings page you wish to hide).
  • Hide any other menus or submenus. Simply select which menus you wish to hide.
  • Hide admin bar menus and elements. Choose which elements you wish to hide.

Screenshots

  • The new options page to control exactly what Editors and Shop Managers can access.
  • Hide anything or everything from the admin bar.
  • The new "Help" tab.
  • The Appearance menu visible to the Editor (with "customize" set to "hidden" in this example).
  • The "Widgets" page being modified by an Editor.

Installation

Via FTP

  1. Upload editor-menu-and-widget-access to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Editor Menu and Widget Access through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it! The default settings are applied automatically, and you can hide other pages in the options page at Appearance > Editor Access if you wish.

Via WordPress Admin

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Editor Menu and Widget Access and click Install.
  3. Click Activate once installation is complete.
  4. That’s it! The default settings are applied automatically, and you can hide other pages in the options page at Appearance > Editor Access if you wish.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Via FTP

  1. Upload editor-menu-and-widget-access to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Editor Menu and Widget Access through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it! The default settings are applied automatically, and you can hide other pages in the options page at Appearance > Editor Access if you wish.

Via WordPress Admin

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Editor Menu and Widget Access and click Install.
  3. Click Activate once installation is complete.
  4. That’s it! The default settings are applied automatically, and you can hide other pages in the options page at Appearance > Editor Access if you wish.
Do I need to configure this plugin or change any settings?

No. The default settings are applied automatically once the plugin is activated, but you can choose exactly which pages you’d like to hide through the options page (in the “Appearance” menu whilst logged in as an Admin) if you wish.

Can I hide my theme’s custom options page?

Yes. Go to Appearance > Editor Access and select any other menu items that you’d like to hide.

Reviews

A must have plugin…

when you care about your clients and want to make their user experience as easy as possible. Great plugin!

A “must have” plugin

This is a “must have” plugin if you want to restrict non-experienced users from accessing any parts of the full Admin menu. Not only that, but it permits Editors to have access to the Widgets and Menu options, which (by default) WordPress doesn’t permit. Thanks!

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Contributors & Developers

“Editor Menu and Widget Access” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

3.0.1

  • CSS tweak for admin checkboxes.

3.0

  • Added Admin Bar support for removing adminbar nodes/menus.
  • Tabbed options page and redesign.
  • Now allows hiding of menus with higher capabilities, in case another plugin has modified the permissions for Editors or Shop Managers.
  • MVC model implemented into code.
  • “Help” tab added to report and resolve issues more efficiently.
  • Text-domain updated to match WP repo.
  • Fixed localization issues.
  • Re-added some Italian language support.

2.3.2

  • Fixed bug in Customizer when not logged-in as an Editor or Shop Manager.
  • Fixed bug in Theme Preview for Shoreditch theme.
  • Tested with WP 4.8-beta.

2.3.1

  • Fixed bug in options page.

2.3

  • Fixed version of v2.1 (thanks to @howdy_mcgee)

2.2

  • Reverted changes due to issues with WooCommerce (or lack of it).

2.1

  • Huge update – Many parts of the plugin re-written.
  • Widget or Menus now hidden from “customizer” page, if selected in plugin options.
  • WooCommerce support for the role “Shop Manager”.
  • Added options to select any other menu items to hide from Editors/Shop Managers.
  • Tested with 150 popular WordPress plugins for potential conflicts.
  • Tested with 4.7 and 4.8-alpha.

2.0

  • Options page added.
  • Ability to hide each individual page from the Appearance menu.
  • Customize links removed if “customize” is hidden.
  • Many functions re-written.
  • Tested with MultiSite.
  • Tested with many popular plugins for potential conflicts.
  • Tested with WordPress 4.6 Beta.

1.1.1

  • Corrected Readme.txt.

1.1

  • Cleaned code.

1.0

  • Stable release.

0.1

  • Beta release.