[resolved] Remove elements from Add New Post/Edit Post screens? (4 posts)

  1. cherdt
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am setting up a WordPress site for a group of novice users. I would like to make the author interface as simple as possible for them and remove unessential elements, such as Except, Trackbacks, Custom Fields, and Discussion. However, I would like the admin user to still be able to set defaults, e.g. for the Discussion options.

    Does anyone know of a plugin that will accomplish this? Barring that, what would be a good way to accomplish this?

  2. I think what you want is a role manager. I have used Role Manager for a long time; and there are other plugins that handle giving permissions and access to many aspects of WP admin if you search in the plugin directory.

  3. cherdt
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Although the Role Manager's default capabilities are not fine-grained enough for what I am looking to do, I think it is a step in the right direction and I may be able to customize it to do what I want it to do. Thanks for the tip.

    I'm also considering creating an admin theme that makes certain elements of the add/edit post screen not display. I'm more interested in making it easy-to-use for newcomers than I am restricting access to features.

  4. That's a interesting idea. The admin section has gotten more sophisticated over the last few years, and I think a plugin that simplfies it would gain some users.

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