Support » Plugin: Restrict Categories » Guttenberg Bug Not Fixed… :-(

  • I just installed WP 5.4 and am finding that a restricted user can still add posts to any category. This is a nightmare because if the user doesn’t “stay in their lane” I have to go and edit their post categories.

    Any idea when this will be addressed?

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  • To narrow down the problem, does it work with Classic Editor plugin with Settings / Default editor / Classic Editor and Allow users to switch / No?

    Thread Starter skippix


    Ok, first, thanks for your response…high marks for that.

    Yes, to answer your question, the Classic Editor plugin does respect the category restriction.

    Unfortunately, that is an all-or-nothing proposition. Unless I’m missing something, there is no way to make the editor specification user-specific – which means that all contributors, authors, editors, and admins have to use the classic editor. That’s not really a good thing…

    Any other ideas? Or any more questions? I’m willing to work with you on this.

    I’ve just tried this in WordPress 5.5 with plugin version 2.6.4 and find the same problem still exists. And if the user accidentally does put a category outside their own, they can’t then see the post to amend it. Please can we have an urgent fix?

    Unfortunately, that is an all-or-nothing proposition.

    @skippix You could instead of Classic Editor try the plugin Disable Gutenberg, it seems to allow deactivation of Gutenberg per user role.

    @patj You could ask Gutenberg developers if there is a working category filter in Gutenberg and where it is documented, then it would maybe be possible to write some code to integrate it to this plugin.

    Note: Restrict Categories is not my plugin, I just use it on several sites, all have Gutenberg completely disabled.



    I’ve had to use Disable Gutenberg plugin but I would really like it fixed.

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