Support » Plugin: Admin Menu Editor » [Plugin: Admin Menu Editor] Slider Permission Problem

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  • Plugin Author Janis Elsts


    What is the default “required capability” associated with Slider Menu? If it’s something that the Editor role doesn’t have, they won’t be able to access that menu even if you change it to something else. In effect, with the free version of Admin Menu Editor you can only make menu permissions more restrictive, not less.

    This is because the plugin/theme that added the menu usually contains a hardcoded capability check that won’t let users without the required capability access the menu. When you change the capability in the menu editor, it changes the capability that WordPress associates with the menu, but it doesn’t remove the checks done by the plugin/theme (there’s no way to change those without editing the source code).

    To let editors access a menu like that, you’ll need to assign the necessary capability to the Editor role. You can do this with a role management plugin like User Role Editor.

    Alternatively, upgrade to the Pro version of Admin Menu Editor. It has a new role-based permissions interface and will automatically grant the required capability to the roles that you select.



    I have the pro version and am trying the same thing with vSlider. I’ve tried to add capabilities, but I always get a “cheatin’ uh?” error message when trying to allow editors to modify a slider image (post).

    I’ll try the fix above but with pro didn’t think I would need to. Any help warmly welcomed.

    Plugin Author Janis Elsts


    Hmm, yes, the Pro version should have handled this automatically. What capabilities did the menu have?

    There are some plugins that are hard-coded to only allow certain roles to access them, with no way to override the restriction. Check the “Permissions” window for vSlider menus – if it’s one of those plugins, the menu editor should display a warning message there.

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