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Wanted: role-based plugins! (19 posts)

  1. ronsens
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    After playing around with the Beta, I resume: Version 2.0 is a great step forward for me.

    Maybe the most useful change is going from hierarchical user levels to roles, which provides a "real" user management.

    Good explanation of the roles concept here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/User:MichaelH/Roles

    But:

    Since Plugins might change Roles and Capabilities, just the 'standard' Roles and Capabilities are addressed in this article.

    Or as I read in Simple Thoughts today:

    Role replaces user level. I am assuming tons of plugins which check the user level before allowing specific action will fail.

    I agree. Unfortunately I'm just a wp user and does not have any programming skills, but I really would like to see some plugins like:

    - Defining your own roles not only the 'standard' ones
    - Permission management for specific categories based on roles

    And I'm sure, that we will have it.

    (Sorry for my poor English, I know, I know)

  2. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you contacted any of the user level-based plugin developers? They may already have plans for updating their plugins.

  3. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Plus this in Trac portends something nice!
    http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1989

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    New Codex article Roles and Capabilities.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Read this especially the part about backward compatibility.

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  7. Shelby DeNike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Now if it used Ajax so that the page didn't fully refresh after each click....

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This from Ryan Boren:
    http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2005-December/003417.html

    Plugin is in url at the bottom of that page.

  9. Shelby DeNike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What kind of file is that?

  10. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's just a text file.

    Save the file and rename it to post_sharing.php

  11. Shelby DeNike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hmm jsut tried this with the current nightly and it does not work for me at all.

  12. McShelby
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am a little sad that by missing an interface to easly assign capabilities to roles and users, WP 2.0 seems to be somehow "not ready for release".

    Does it make sense to develop such a plugin now when the trac database already has a ticket for enhancement and the implementation will come somewhat in the next weeks?

  13. Shelby DeNike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anyone have a copy of http://redalt.com/downloads/wp2/role-manager.txt as the link doesn't load for me anymore...

  14. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    sdenike, hit my web site and grab my email address off the sidebar. I'll email you a copy of the plugin I have if you bug me for it.

    Also, when Red Alt is back up, Owen now has info on Role Manager here:

    http://redalt.com/wiki/Role+Manager

  15. Shelby DeNike
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Kafkaesqui, will do. Thanks!

  16. ringmaster
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Stinking server goes down too frequently. I've now set it to send me text messages when it goes down, so it hopefully won't stay down long when it does go. In any case...

    The full version of Role Manager is complete:
    http://redalt.com/wiki/Role+Manager

  17. citeewurkor
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been using the role manager for a few days. Works great and is an awesome tool to tweak capabilities and roles.
    Very cool!

  18. Yeah, it works great, but it still has some major issues. I had users with multiple or no roles. :/

  19. ringmaster
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You had users with multiple or no roles? As a result of using the plugin, or as a result of direct tinkering with the database? I can't imagine that it's the plugin, since the plugin doesn't alter the roles of users. Log your issues here - my visiting this forum is an accident of chance and not something I do regularly.

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