• Resolved megseoh


    When I enable Editing permissions for one of my User Roles, they can edit regular WordPress pages but not Elementor pages. What additional capabilities do I need to assign to them so that they can edit these pages?
    Many thanks!

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  • Plugin Author publishpress


    Hi @megseoh

    This approach should work: https://publishpress.com/knowledge-base/roles-edit-single-page/

    If it doesn’t, please send a support ticket via our site with specific details and screnshots of your set up.

    Thread Starter megseoh


    Thanks for your quick response!
    How does the plugin resolve conflicting rules?
    My editing member (editing yes) is also a subscriber (editing no) on our membership site. Could that be the issue?

    Plugin Author publishpress


    Hi @megseoh. A “No” restriction will always win, even if the user also has “Yes” from another setting.

    Plugin Author Kevin Behrens


    @megseoh Here are a few clarifications on how the plugin applies permissions:

    First, we need to distinguish between two different types of permissions:

    • Role capabilities (edit posts, edit_pages, edit_published_pages, etc). These may be configured using a plugin but are generally implemented by the WordPress core or third party plugins.
    • Term-specific or post-specific permissions (Enable Post editing in Category A, Block Page editing for Page N and its subpages). These are implemented by the Permissions plugin, and can supersede role capabilities.

    Role capabilities are generally additive, meaning that in a multiple role configuration, a capability from one role outshines the lack of that capability in the other role. However, role capabilities can also be assigned negatively. So if your Editor role has the edit_pages capability assigned but your Subscriber role has edit_pages negated, a user with both roles would be unable to edit pages. In our PublishPress Capabilities plugin, negated capabilities are represented with a red X.

    Content permissions implemented by this plugin use your role capabilities as a starting point and allow further adjustment for specific categories or posts. Here’s how “competing” permissions are resolved:

    We support a constant definition (PP_RESTRICTION_PRIORITY) which will cause “No” to take priority. But by default, it’s the other way around:

    • “Enabled” takes priority over “Blocked”

    Note, though, that the permission qualification (is it assigned for a specific post or for a specific term) also matters:

    • Post-assigned permissions take priority over term-assigned permissions

    So if a post is enabled per-category but blocked per-post, the restriction will win. Now for a final wrinkle: to accommodate Administrators who want category permissions to have final say, this rule can be reversed by turning off the following plugin setting:

    • Permissions > Settings > Core > Post-specific Permissions take priority
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Kevin Behrens.


    I don’t think this information is a solution for the OP, but I had a similar issue.

    Turns out, the Elementor Builder Plugin has an authorization check that requires a user role to have ‘edit_posts’ granted or else the builder will not load/throw a permission error.

    You can find that return statement here: \wp-content\plugins\elementor\core\editor\data\globals\controller.php

    Line 21 get_permission_callback() has a return statement: return current_user_can( 'edit_posts' );

    In my case with a custom role, custom capabilities for a custom post type I was at a lost.

    — I don’t necessarily suggest modifying this line of code, because of the overwrites when updating the plugin, but if you need a temporary fix this can help —

    Plugin Author publishpress


    Thanks for reporting this @jricesystemsinsight. Elementor isn’t the only pagebuilder to have this restriction. I’ll see if we can come up with a reliable workaround.

    Plugin Author publishpress


    Update: I think this workaround should help most people:

    Let us know if it doesn’t work, or needs to be expanded for your situation.

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