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).

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.

Screenshots

  • The options page to control exactly what Editors and Shop Managers can access.
  • The Appearance menu visible to the Editor (with "customize" set to "hidden" in this example).

Installation

Via FTP

  1. Upload editor-menu-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-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

Essential

This plugin covers a basic need.
Very easy to handle!

(The functions added with this plugin should really be a original-feature in wordpress, that is missing)

Perfect

Tried doing in Functions and always something not quite right, this plugin just works and does exactly what’s needed.

Just what I needed

This plug-in fixes what should already be a standard feature in WordPress: user role capabilities for menu & widget editing without access to other Appearance options.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

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.