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  • Resolved armandz


    How can we enable author roles to have access to the plugin on the dashboard. Adminimize doesn’t seem to help. Please advise. Thanks!

    • This topic was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by armandz.
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  • Plugin Support Ecwid Customer Care


    My name is Anastasia, Ecwid Support. Thank you for your message!

    As far as I understand, you mean the user roles on WordPress. If so, you can add users following this instruction:
    The Administrator role should have full access to the site administration.

    If any questions appear – please, feel free to contact us directly at We will be glad to help!



    Hi Ecwid Team,

    Thanks for your response.

    The ADMINISTRATOR role can fully access the ECWID in the WP dashboard. However, for AUTHOR role, how can we possibly allow them to access the ECWID on the WP Dashboard. Please advise. Thanks!

    Plugin Support Ecwid Customer Care



    It’s Gunter from Ecwid team.

    For security reasons, only a user with the Administrator role can see Ecwid plugin in WordPress. Yet, if you need to grant access to a user with the Author role, there is a workaround. Our plugin is hardcoded to check for the account’s ‘manage_options’ capability in WordPress. And you can download a plugin that edits WordPress roles.

    Please note that adding ‘manage_options’ permission to a role will also give them access to your WordPress Settings page

    Here’s how to allow the Author role to open Ecwid plugin in WordPress:

    — Install the plugin that changes Roles. For example, User Role Editor:
    — Activate and open the plugin (WordPress admin area > Users > User Role Editor).
    — Choose Author role and place a checkmark next to ‘manage_options’ permission. Here’s a screenshot:
    — Click on the ‘Update’ button and confirm the change.

    After that, the Author role users will be able to use Ecwid plugin.

    And you can do the same to individual users, just open Users > All Users page and click ‘Capabilities’ button next to the username, screenshot:

    You will see a selection of Сapabilities as when editing them for the whole Role.

    More about ‘manage_options’ capability you can find here:

    Hope this helps.

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