Support » Plugin: MailChimp List Subscribe Form » Who should have access to the MailChimp settings?

  • As the admin of a site, I would like to grant my Editor the ability to manage his/her MailChimp lists and signup forms but I don’t want to grant too many capabilities.

    At the moment I am forced to either manage the Plugin settings myself or grant my Editor ‘manage_options’ which is more than I would like to.

    Would it be possible to change the capability threshold to ‘edit_plugins’? Or would that break the Plugin / create problems?

    (I noticed that that was the terminology you used anyway…)


    // What's our permission (capability) threshold
    define('MCSF_CAP_THRESHOLD', 'manage_options');


    function mailchimpSF_add_pages(){
    	// Add settings page for users who can edit plugins
    	add_options_page( __( 'MailChimp Setup', 'mailchimp_i18n' ), __( 'MailChimp Setup', 'mailchimp_i18n' ), MCSF_CAP_THRESHOLD, 'mailchimpSF_options', 'mailchimpSF_setup_page');

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  • Hey there!

    Thanks for posting. Would you be able to elaborate a bit on the specific actions you’re looking to limit the user from? If at all helpful, feel free to provide a step-by-step process of an example interaction. This will help me to better understand the situation, and provide any alternative methods, if available.

    Look forward to hearing back!


    Thanks for getting back to me on this mc_tak.

    I am not looking to limit the user, rather to enable the user.

    I want to grant the site editor permissions to access ‘settings->mailchimp setup’ in the WP Admin. At the moment, the capability threshold for that page is set to ‘manage_options’. Which means that by default only site admins can see the page.
    If I grant ‘mange_options’ to my Editor role I end up opening too many Admin pages and I don’t want to do that.

    My suggestion would be to add a feature whereby the site admin can grant a User access to the ‘MailChimp Setup’ settings page – but that might be too much to ask… So I thought I would ask for something simpler, perhaps the ability to change the capability threshold for the Admin page.

    In my previous post I suggested changing the capability threshold to ‘edit_plugins’. That way if I grant ‘edit_plugins’ to the Editor role, my editor will be able to access the settings page.

    Does that clarify things a bit?

    Hey wpmnger,

    Sorry that I missed this! Thanks for clarifying the suggestion. I’d be happy to pass this along on my end. It’s definitely an interesting thought and it’s in-line with the new multi-user features we’ve began rolling out with MailChimp. Maybe it’s worth considering incorporating user-access features to the plugin as well. Thanks again!


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