Support » Plugin: PublishPress Capabilities - User Role Access, Editor Permissions, Admin Menus » Do not install just for testing!!! it will break your roles!!!

  • Resolved quasiDigi

    (@quasidigi)


    I’ve installed the plugin to test it’s functionalities.

    It works find, except that it put a block on wpml to push you to buy the plugin. That’s fine, it took a fair deal of work to make the plugin, I understand that some features are behind a paywall.

    Now, I do not use the plugin anymore, created some custom roles by code and I need to have the plugin installed and activated to be able to use them!!! Even the code from the wordpress docs is not working without the plugin activated!!!

    That’s a very aggressive way of pushing your plugin

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  • Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    Hi @quasidigi

    Please remove this review.

    You are confused. We DO NOT put a block on any WPML screen or any screen outside our plugin. That is completely, 1000% untrue.

    The only mentions of the Pro version are inside PublishPress Capabilities itself.

    Do you have any evidence to back up the claim you are making? There are 100,000 other users and none of them have seen this.

    Thread Starter quasiDigi

    (@quasidigi)

    @stevejburge

    I probably did not explained myself well due to the frustration.

    What happened:

    I need some extra roles for a theme I am in the making. Looking for a fast solution I check your plugin. I create a few roles who have only access to some custom post types. Sadly enough, those roles can not create and edit wpml translations, except if I buy the pro version. – fair enough –

    Now I reset the roles to the default roles and add new roles with the wordpress add_role() function. And here I see that, even while checking their capacities, those roles have the correct ones, they have only access to the media library.

    When I install again the plugin and activate it, the roles I’ve created through php work.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by quasiDigi.
    Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    @quasidigi Thanks for the update. This sounds like a 100% different issue from your review.

    Can you close or fix your review and open a support ticket instead, if you need help?

    It’s worth pointing out that we have a full backup and restore feature in the plugin. If you make any changes and it doesn’t work, you can always roll back:
    https://publishpress.com/knowledge-base/backup-restore-permissions/

    Thread Starter quasiDigi

    (@quasidigi)

    It’s not totally different. You’re plugin blocks wpml editing capabilities that are working with add_role().

    Also, I have used your method to reset the user roles, but I still need the plugin to be able to use new roles (created with add_role() ).

    And, I do not seem to find the option to change the review.

    Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    Hi @quasidigi

    There should be a message at the top of the screen saying “you can edit your review at any time.”

    However, is it OK to ask the moderators to turn this into a support thread?

    That is probably the best way to clear up this confusion and get this issue solved for you.

    At OP’s request I have moved this thread to the support forum for the plugin.

    Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    Thank you, @tobifjellner

    @quasidigi, we’re to help with the original issue, if you still need a solution.

    Thread Starter quasiDigi

    (@quasidigi)

    @stevejburge

    Yes, please.
    As I explained:
    I have used your plugin and reset the roles by using the button in your backup section.
    I have then deleted the plugin.
    Now, when I create a new role with add_role(), the role has no capability. Although, I have created it with some. When I install again your plugin and activate it, the capabilities work.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by quasiDigi.
    Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    Hi @quasidigi

    Sure, we’ll try and help.

    This sounds good to me:
    “When I install again your plugin and activate it, the capabilities work.”

    Can you specific about any current problems? We would need enough information to be able to create it on a test site.

    Thread Starter quasiDigi

    (@quasidigi)

    Hello,

    So, like I try to explain.

    I have used your plugin to make some user roles with custom capabilities. Mainly, each role has only access to one specific custom post type.

    Later, I decided to use the wp function add_role() to make those roles.

    So, before doing that, I used the reset button in the backup section of the plugin, deactivated the plugin, and deleted if from my wp install.

    Then, I have created those roles, but those roles do only have access to the media library in the backend.

    I checked the capabilities with the wp function get_role( 'role_name' )->capabilities and those were correct.

    Finally, I decided to check again with your plugin because of the visual interface that is very convenient.

    After activating the plugin, without doing anything, the roles work. When I disable the plugin, they do not work anymore.

    At the moment, the roles work, I have made them manually, but need to have the plugin activated for their capabilities to function.

    Thanks!

    Plugin Author Kevin Behrens

    (@kevinb)

    @quasidigi Can you list the capabilities of a role that shows this issue?

    Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    @quasidigi Just a quick follow-up to say we’re here to help if you need us.

    Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    Marking as resolved for now, but please feel free to post back if you need help.

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