Support » Fixing WordPress » User levels

  • I’ve been searching through the archives here, the documentation and the Wiki, but I can’t find what I’m looking for.
    Under ADMIN > USERS there is an editable user level. What is this for? What does it do for me and what does it do for users?
    What I’d really like to know is this:
    I want to set up certain catagories that anyone (registered) or selected users (registered) can post to, and post to only those categories.
    Basically I want this:
    # Categories:
    4-user #3
    I want to be the only person to post to the first 3 sections and I would like the users to be able to create posts either only in their category (Chris only in 4-Chris) or any #4 category (Chris & Gordon and User #3 in 4-Chris, 4-Gordon AND 4-User #3).
    Is this currently possible? Or wouold it require either a software mod or hack? BTW – running version 1.0.1.

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    In the epsilon release, you’d need to start modifying the menu.php file.
    It’s the menu that governs what is displayed to what users from the admin screen.
    I’ve not played with that much yet (only just set up a multi-author blog) but that’s where to go.

    Something similar was asked about a while back. Went through a long discussion.
    You are looking for access-control-list functionality. That is, you want both per-user control and per-group (user_level) control mated to a given category. Or every category to be more specific.
    Requires a lot of hacking at the moment. I don’t believe 1.2 has even looked at this level of access control, though Matt may have it on his long future to-do list somewhere.

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