Support » Plugin: User Role Editor » Need to allow insert media and block the settings tab

  • My goal is to keep all roles (except admin) out of themes, plugins and settings.

    1. The big issue is that when I set it up, the user does not have the media tab on the side nor do they have the add media button in pages & posts. I need the users to have this.

    2. I would like for then not to have access to the settings tab.

    What are the levels 0 – 10?

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  • Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    Do not use levels at all – this stuff is deprecated

    ‘upload_files’ capability is needed in order user can see ‘Media’ menu item.

    In order to hide from user ‘Settings’ menu item give her role without ‘manage_options’ capability.

    Hello Vladimir:
    Thank you for your response above. What you said does fix what I wanted, however, here is my issue:

    I need for users to be able to maintain the site content without getting into things that alter the functionality (plugins) or design (themes) and settings. They need to be able to create/delete/change posts/pages and upload images/video/pdf. In order to maintain the index page, and the interior page sidebar, they must have access to widgets.

    So far everything is setup the way I need it with the exception of access to widgets.


    Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    The problem with access to widgets only is that WordPress uses the same ‘edit_theme_options’ capability for all those ‘Appearance’, ‘Menu’, ‘Themes’ and ‘Widgets’ menu items.
    There is ‘Admin menu editor’ plugin
    which allows to change selected menu item capability without modifying core WP code. Try it in combine with User Role Editor to assign ‘Widgets’ menu your own custom created capability.

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