Great plug-in... Trying to decide if it will work for my purposes.
My scenario would be something similar. It's great to be able to add custom statuses for organizational purposes. But is there a way to associate hierarchically specific access/roles to those new statuses? It other words, what's they point of having all the statuses if basically all the editors still have the same capabilities? So I'm exaggerating here a bit, but let's say I set up these new statuses. How do I create roles where Desk Editor only push it up to the next level (or back down) but not beyond.
Ready for Desk Editor
Ready for Copy Desk
Ready for Executive Editor
Ready for Publisher (who publishes it)
In regular WP, there are basically three levels of roles: writing, editing and publishing. I don't want someone who is a desk editor to be able to mess with stuff that's already gone to the copy desk. I don't want the copy desk to be able to get to things that are still at the desk editor phase (role).
Granted, if everyone "follows the rules" then just having custom statuses can work but I want to maintain the integrity of the edits at one level, so once they go up, then can't be messed with by those "below."
I've examined all of the various role plug ins, but you are still dealing with the same basically levels of writing, editing and publishing, that's it.