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Reducing user access within admin panel

  • Hi,

    I need to make wordpress as idiot proof as possible so that a number of non net-savvy users can post to it. I basically want to deny them access to everything apart from posting, viewing and commenting, and require them to be logged in to even do that.

    To that end, I’ve given them low level access, and created an auto login script so they don’t even have to do that which takes them straight to the “write” page.

    However, they do still have access to the “Dashboard”, “Manage” and “Profile” tabs in the admin panel. I don’t even want them to have access to these – is there a way to achieve this without losing them as the admin user? What do I need to edit?

    I’d even like to suppress the sidebar (discussion, post slug etc…) for these users. Is that possible?

    Thanks in advance for any help, I’m new to all this, so I guess this might be pretty basic stuff I’m asking.



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  • Try using the Role Manager Plugin

    I’d actually already installed the role manager, but it didn’t do what I needed. I’ve been thinking about it since, and have edited wp-admin/menu.php raising the permission levels for various bits and taking out the “else” where it allows the profile tab to be viewed.

    So that’s done – I now just need to work out how to suppress the right hand sidebar on the “write” tab for a certain group of users – any ideas, anyone?

    It looks like the option I’m thinking of (advanced writing) used to exist in 1.5? But now there seems to be no equivalent option under the “options” tab under “writing”?

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