Support » Plugin: WP Document Revisions » [Plugin: WP Document Revisions] 1.3.3 Activates but doesn't show up on dashboard

  • Resolved jmacmullen


    I had Advanced Access Manager installed at one point and I didn’t receive any messages but there appeared to be a conflict with this when I activated it Documents disappeared from the dashboard list. After removing AAM form my system and re-installing documents plugin it doesn’t show back up on the dashboard anymore and appears to activate successfully.

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  • I just created a user and switched over to that user and I have document revisions active now and I was able to see Documents on this user, an editor. I still can’t see it however in my administrator role. Something to note is when AAM is activated the activating user, me in this case is granted super admin privileges. When I activated this and Documents disappeared from the dashboard menu I also noticed that AAM could not see the Document Revisions plugin.

    Plugin Author Ben Balter


    I have never used that plugin, but Document Revisions uses custom permissions (edit_documents, read_private_documents, etc.). Please ensure those permissions are assigned appropriately for each role.

    Activating and deactivating both plugins may help, as well as taking a look at the Members plugin, which I know to work with Document Revisions.

    I have the same issue: it seems that there is a conflict between Advanced Access Manager and WP Document Revisions.

    I’ve compared all the available Roles management plugins including Members. I’ve found that AAM is the best one as it gives you control over front-end and Backend widget and more.

    I’m facing a functional dilemma: some compromises on security or some compromises over Administor’s hands on WP Documents.

    Please help

    I posted a similar issue here:

    But now that I take a closer look, I too have the Advanced Access Manager Plugin installed, and also believe that the issue is due to a conflict with that plugin.

    Maybe we all that are having the same issue should file a bug report on the Advance Access Manger’s forum. At least I’m going to try that.

    I believe we are all seeing the same problem and I’d appreciate it if you’d post a link to the other topic that you opened in the AAM forum.

    @benjamin, where do you set your permissions for WPDR?

    Still no response from the author of AAM plugin.

    Did anyone find a solution for this?

    I even tried to deactivate AAM and still can’t see the Documents Dashboard menu item. Seems AAM alters the basic configuration as well, or is leaving traces of its security setting even after uninstall.

    Maybe if a few of us follow up on the post I made the author would be “motivated” to look a this issue. See my previous post (above) for the link where I originally posted the issue

    I believe the problem is that AAM, when installed, automatically assigns you the Super Admin role. This is ok on a Multisite, but maybe unnecessary on a WP regular install.

    I decided to uninstall the AAM plugin and install the Members plugin. When I revised the permissions using the Members plugin, I noticed that the Admin role actually had more permissions activated than the Super Admin role. I decided to take a closer look, and discovered that all the permissions related to Document Revisions where deactivated on the Super Admin Role (the role that AAM assigned my account – it stuck even after uninstalling it). On the contrary, all the permissions related to Document Revisions on the Admin role were activated. I believe that’s why the Admin role had more permissions than the Super Admn role, and why I can see Document Revisions on any Admin account I create, but can’t see it on the Super Admin account.

    Maybe a work-around for this could be to temporarily install the Members plugin to fix the permissions on the Super Admin role. But I cannot confirm this, as I uninstalled AAM completely and decided to stick with the Members plugin.

    If someone decides to test this out, please post back so we know if it works.

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