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  • Hello!

    I run a WordPress install with multiple podcasts on it (using the Blubrry plugin) and I’m having some difficulty using this plugin for my purposes. My intention is to restrict the categories that people can post to AND edit in the admin panel, but whenever someone has restrictions set up for posting (which works fine), suddenly ALL categories disappear from the category page in the admin panel. This happens with other taxonomies as well.

    I imagine this is possibly some manner of conflict with User Role Editor, but the granularity that plugin provides means I can’t just get rid of it at the time.

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  • Thread Starter mattgcn

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    Follow-up: I figured out that there IS an item on the Category page, but it is simply not displayed and comes up fine in search

    screenshot

    You can see the one item there, and it comes up in search. I guess that just makes this a bug?

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by mattgcn.
    Thread Starter mattgcn

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    Testing a similar restriction with a custom taxonomy (called “Hosts”) yields a different result, in which there are NO visible items, and nothing comes up in search. This taxonomy is based on Tags, which might explain the discrepancy.

    Not sure if this will help or not for what you’re trying to achieve but the PowerPress plugin does have a User Capabilities function you can turn on by going to PowerPress >> Tools. (disclosure: I work with the Blubrry support team)

    Thread Starter mattgcn

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    Yup, I’ve enabled that one! Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to give any permissions to allow people to edit the Podcast Settings

    When you say “podcast settings,” do you mean the settings for things like show title, show author, iTunes categories, etc.? Or are you referring to posting episodes using the Podcast Episode box?

    Thread Starter mattgcn

    (@mattgcn)

    The former! The latter works perfectly fine. It seems to be just restricted to admins in general but I figured I’d try to let people do it themselves more if I had two separate apps to manage permissions

    Thread Starter mattgcn

    (@mattgcn)

    OK someone on my end DID figure out the podcast settings stuff (it’s PAGES permissions!) but the issue does still remain of the way Categories display when restricted

    In order for users to be able to access PowerPress settings, they must have admin-level access.

    Also, you may want to check out the View Options at the top of the page and make sure Categories is an option and that it is checked.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by Shawn Thorpe.
    Thread Starter mattgcn

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    Yup! Here’s my settings, for clarity

    https://i.imgur.com/FYebBFc.png

    The options show up fine on the page itself, as seen below

    https://i.imgur.com/lFWn4GQ.png
    though it says 2 categories selected when there’s only one, which is odd (in fact, it seems to be doubled up for everyone, and the Categories selection shows twice, which it was not doing yesterday)

    The image example in my second post is how it shows up to the end user, where they can search and it shows up then

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by mattgcn.

    Hello @mattgcn,

    I am confused, the first image is for managing post types and taxonomies. The second is WordPress blog post categories (one type of taxonomy).

    As for PowerPress, there is a capability for accessing PowerPress settings, you would add that capability to the role you want to have access. It does NOT factor in specific categories or which category is selected when editing a blog post. Meaning, if you give someone the ability to edit powerpress settings, they can edit all settings, for category podcasts and others. Keep in mind that “Categories” is a specific taxonomy for blog posts and that can be used with other taxonomies. Without a 3rd party plugin (I don’t know if one exists) you cannot limit who sees individual categories, or taxonomy entries for that matter.

    As your first screen shows, you can select the entire taxonomy type “Categories” and either allow or not allow a user to access them, but even then if your user can create blog posts, they will not be able to select or change categories the system default category will be set by WordPress for new blog posts.

    Another way to explain: “Categories” is a taxonomy, a category within the “Categories” taxonomy is a taxonomy value. Access to the taxonomy can be controlled, but access to each individual taxonomy value cannot. Again, there may be a 3rd party plugin that does allow you to have control at the category value/taxonomy value level, I don’t know of one though that does this.

    Thanks,
    Angelo

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