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About editing option for contributor

  • Hey
    I find that only the administrator can edit posts on the site, But the users cant edit their posts which is a problem ..what if a user want to fix a spelling mistake or delete the post ..the functionality is missing . it should and must be a basic functionality on the theme .ANY SOLUTION??/


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  • Hi greenfuture,

    it’s a little complex, please bear with me. You must understand how WordPress handles the various user roles: only Authors, Editors and Admins can write and consequently edit their own posts. Contributors and Subscribers cannot usually publish posts. It’s explained in more detail here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities

    P2 offers an option which lets “all users” write posts (under Appearance – Theme Options) – but the post owners are still governed by WordPress. Therefore, Subscriber and Contributor posts show up in P2, but they can’t be edited by either user role.

    The solution to your problem is to make every registered member an Author. That way they will be able to edit their own posts on the front page.

    Hope that explains it.

    Thanks for the quick reply!
    I changed the user role to Authors. Users can now edit their posts. Great!
    Is their a way they could also delete their posts ?

    I actually see now that the users can delete the posts in the back-end admin area but not on the front end… that will work for me

    Do you know of a good plugin that can clean the admin for users from all the unnecessary tabs and stuff and live only the essential parts ..may be even give the admin a different look?

    That’s right, posts can only be deleted from the admin interface, not from the front page.

    In regards to removing items from the admin interface, I’ve written a plugin for that called Zen Dash. With it you can selectively switch off menu items and dashboard widgets:


    Do you think you could add the option for users(Authors) the delete their post from the frontend not only the backend?
    i want to block them from having access to the back-end totally but give the option to delete a their post

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