Support » Plugin: Webmaster User Role » Takes away tools and settings but leaves Appearance

  • An “admin” should have access to users. This plugin doesn’t give the flexibility to define roles as I’d like them.

    An “admin” should NOT have access to appearance. I worked hard on the design and don’t want the users messing it up.

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  • Plugin Author TylerDigital

    (@tylerdigital)

    Everyone’s needs are slightly different, so we’ve tried to make the best balance with the Webmaster/Admin user for the average client. The Appearance section shows Widgets and Menus, but hides the ability to switch themes or update themes. Most clients need at least the access to manage widgets. For better or worse, WordPress bundles this in the theme options capability, so they get access to the Customizer as well.

    Giving users access to users lets’ them add new Administrator users, so the default is to have it off.

    I’m sorry the free version doesn’t fit your needs exactly, but it should be a lot closer than the default Administrator or Editor.

    Choosing the default settings that work for the majority of use cases unfortunately means making choices that aren’t perfect for everyone. I personally use the free version on at least 50% of my client projects.

    As many client situations require customization, the pro version is great, but there are also free alternatives that you can use to accomplish similar goals. Free alternatives could be a mix of these plugins:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/user-role-editor/
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/adminimize/
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-menu-editor/

    You could use the Role Editor plugin to modify Administrator, or use the Webmaster/Admin role as a starting point to edit if it’s closer to what you’re looking for.

    Our Pro version also has 3rd party integrations for better controlling client access to things like Gravity Forms, Events Calendar, Yoast SEO, and Custom Theme Option Panels

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