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  • Resolved Andy Woggle


    Hi. I have a site HERE that is for a charity. It will have about 4 or five editors that I don’t think should have access to parts of the dashboard (I wouldn’t really want them to have access to the themes/plugins/editor etc but DO want them to have access to the calendar, to the pages/posts etc).

    I thought the simplest way of doing this would just be to create a user called Editor and designate it a password, which the five or so with editor roles can share. I have done this, and chosen the necessary roles, but when I go to log in as editor, it doesn’t take me to the dashboard, it takes me to the site.

    I know this is just me not doing something quite correctly,and it’s probably really straightforward, but what am I doing wrong?


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  • Timothy Jacobs


    What happens if you go to your, are you redirected to the home page?

    Exactly that. If I log in as admin it is fine, but if I choose Editor and enter the designated password, it takes me to the home page, and the only option is to edit profile

    I am still massievly struggling here after hours of Googling.

    Another posible way around I suppose would be to use a plug in that removes the Appearance/Settings/Plug Ins from the dashboard and let the editors in as Admin.

    But (BIG BUT) how would this work if I am needed back in to do any more backend work? If the editor is hidden, how would I access it if I’ve hidden it from the dash?

    Agggghhhhh I am really confused now

    Duh!! For some reason I had a “Hide Dashboard” plugin activated!
    I have no idea why or where it came from, but I’ve deactivated it, and now the Editor login works exactly as planned!!

    Cheers and Resolved

    Timothy Jacobs


    Haha, that would most certainly do it!

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