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  • Plugin Author Justin Tadlock

    (@greenshady)


    WordPress God

    So, the “Content Permissions” feature doesn’t seem to be working? And, you’re wondering where I (the plugin author) am at in all of this?

    I’ll try to explain.

    Content permissions is not an editing feature.

    This feature is merely meant for granting/restricting content by role on the front end of the site. It does not grant/restrict access for editing posts. That’s something entirely different and outside of the scope of the plugin.

    It’s not blocking content on the front end of the site.

    There’s a ton of different reasons this might happen. Pretty much all of these reasons are because:

    • You have a plugin on your site doing something it shouldn’t be doing.
    • Your theme is doing something it shouldn’t be doing.
    • The content permissions feature only blocks the actual post content (called via the_content()). It doesn’t block other stuff like the post title, custom metadata, and other things out of the box.

    Yep, a lot of that is kind of vague. That’s because each problem is unique. About 95% of the time that I see the “content permissions not working” issue, it’s because of one of these things.

    How do I fix it?

    It really depends. In order to figure it all out, I’d need to look at your specific issue and often get in touch with your plugin/theme author to let them know what code they need to update. Needless to say, that’s a lot of time invested on my part correcting others’ issues.

    I also sometimes need to get more info than what’s suitable for the WordPress.org support forums.

    For those reasons, I recommend posting such issues on the support forums available on my site.

    The DIY route to finding the problem

    If you want to try your own hand at finding the issue, try using the content permissions feature with all other plugins deactivated. If that corrects the issue, you most likely have an issue with one of the plugins on your site.

    If that doesn’t fix the issue, keep those plugins deactivated and test with one of the core WordPress Twenty* themes. If that corrects the issue, you most likely have an issue with your theme.

    If neither of those suggestions work, you’ll need to drop by my support forums.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/members/

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