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How to block dashboard from Subscribers but not Editors? (7 posts)

  1. tod7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi! Very simply, I'd like to hide the dashboard from Subscribers, but not from Editors. I didn't see any settings. How is this done?

  2. Kim Parsell
    WP Mom
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 3 years ago #

    You have to use a plugin to do that:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-hide-dashboard/

  3. tod7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, I'm using that plugin, but it appears to block every role except Admin. I'd like to allow Editors to see the dashboard. How is this achievable?

  4. Kim Parsell
    WP Mom
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 3 years ago #

    By default, it only hides the dashboard from Subscribers. If other roles are being blocked from viewing the dashboard, then the plugin has been modified. Have you changed the plugin at all?

    Also, what other plugins do you have installed/activated?

  5. tod7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I haven't modified the plugin. The other plugins on board are:

    - page links to
    - theme my login
    - members by justin tadlock
    - WP Hide Dashboard
    - Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin
    - Register IP by Johnny White
    - Fast and Secure Contact Form
    - W3 Total Cache by W3 EDGE

  6. Kim Parsell
    WP Mom
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do me a favor. Disable all of the plugins, and see if the dashboard shows up for the Editor role (it should).

    Reactivate WP Hide Dashboard and check again. It should still be there.

    Then begin reactivating your other plugins, one at a time, and check after each one whether the Editor role can still access the dashboard. Make a note of what plugin you activated when it disappears again and post it back here please.

  7. tod7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It was indeed a conflicting plugin. In this case, Theme My Login By Jeff Farthing - which unfortunately for me is a pretty important plugin.

    However, I noticed a strange thing: the Editor role has access to plugins, but not plugin settings. If this is true by default, I don't see the use of it..

    Do you happen to know if the editor role is limited like this by default?

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