Support » Plugin: Members » Can user roles be configured for specific plugins?

  • Tim Derouin


    I have a client interested in having their WordPress website work with a third-party member software company. Currently, they are solely on WordPress and are using far too many plugins (from different developers!) to accomplish what they need to do. I am very interested in your plugin but have these questions:

    • Will your plugin enable us to grant permission for users to edit a single page (basically there are clubs in the organization and each club president needs to edit their page and their page only.)
    • Using your plugin, is it possible to grant access to certain users for other specific plugins? For example: The Events Calendar PRO, WooCommerce (to sell products/apparel), Store Locator Plus… these are a few plugins we would like some users to access but they should not be able to access all plugins.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  Tim Derouin.
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  • Hi, Same question

    Tim Derouin


    Hey @gentils

    Outside of this post I was told to research and as potential work arounds. Haven’t had the time to dive in myself but wanted to share the info. If you have success with either of these, or both, please share. Thanks!

    Plugin Author Justin Tadlock


    WordPress God

    Editing pages

    No, Members does not handle such a feature. However, I am open to creating an add-on plugin since this is outside the scope of what Members does.

    Other plugins

    Members does not technically “grant access” to anything. It’s merely an interface that allows you to edit roles and capabilities.

    And, here’s the big thing: what happens when a role is given a capability is not determined by Members.

    That is determined by WordPress if it’s a WordPress capability or by another plugin if it’s a capability from such a plugin.

    So, the answer to the question is “it depends”. Each plugin is capable of creating its own capabilities. Many do this and auto-assign them to the administrator role upon activation. If this is the case, you can certainly allow specific roles to do things within the scope of those plugins.

    I know WooCommerce has its own capabilities related to products. Not sure about the other plugins.

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