Changes List User Role Editor Pro

Changes list [21.07.2021]

Core version: 4.60.1

  • Update: Marked as compatible with WordPress 5.8.
  • Fix: Edit restrictions add-on: If one of the pages on hierarchy tree was not published (draft) it may become unavailable for editing in spite of user can (is allowed) edit the parent page.
  • Core version was updated to version 4.60.1
  • Fix: PHP Notice: Undefined property: URE_User_View::$multisite in /wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor/includes/classes/user-view.php on line 145

Changes list [28.06.2021]

Core version: 4.60

  • Fix: “Multisite: User lost granted roles after click “Users->Capabilities->Update Network”.
  • New: Edit posts/pages/custom post types restrictions add-on: new custom filters were added: ‘ure_post_edit_access_restricted_taxonomies’, ‘ure_post_edit_access_allowed_terms’, ‘ure_post_edit_access_terms_to_exclude’.
  • Update: Edit posts/pages/custom post types restrictions add-on:
    – It is compatible now with “Admin Columns” and “Advanced Custom Fields” plugins. “Admin columns” plugin did not showed “Advanced Custom Fields” managed column values, when URE applied edit restrictions. URE excludes now from edit restrictions ACF plugins custom post types ‘acf-field-group’ and ‘acf-field’.
    – It is compatible now with “Contact Form 7” plugin. You can restrict access to the CF7 plugin records the same way as to any other custom post type.
  • Core version was updated to version 4.60
  • New: Notification box was replaced with one based on the jpillora/nofifyjs jQuery plugin. It does not move down page content. It disappears automatically after 5 seconds. Click on it to remove it manually.
  • Fix: “Add capability” shows warning styled notification when needed (invalid characters, etc.) instead of a successful one.
  • Fix: Capabilities group uncheck and revert selection is blocked for the administrator role to exclude accident deletion of permissions from administrator role.

[4.59.4] [12.05.2021]

Core version: 4.59.1

  • New: Multisite: it’s possible to leave selected roles for selected subsites unchanged after “Update Network” applied. Add filter ‘ure_network_update_leave_roles’ and return from it the array like this one – array( (int) blog_id => array(‘role_id1’, ‘role_id2’, … );
  • Update: Posts/pages, custom post types edit restrictions add-on: child posts auto access takes into account all existing hierarchical post types, not only pages as earlier. Use ‘ure_auto_access_children_for_hierarchical_post_types’ filter in order to change this. It takes the single input parameter $hierarchical_post_types – the list of existing public hierarchical post types.
  • Core version was updated to version 4.59.1
  • New: Multisite: When update role at the main site with “Apply to all sites” option and PHP constant URE_MULTISITE_DIRECT_UPDATE === 1 (update roles directly in database, not via WordPress API), URE overwrites all subsite roles with roles from the main site. It’s possible now to leave selected role(s) for selected subsite(s) unchanged: add filter ‘ure_network_update_leave_roles’ and return from it the array like this one – array( (int) blog_id => array(‘role_id1’, ‘role_id2’, … );
  • Update: “Other roles” section is available now only for users with ‘promote_users’ capability.
  • Update: Notice at the top of URE page about action result is not removed automatically after 7 seconds as earlier.
  • Update: ‘ure_sort_wp_roles_list’ filter accepts these values for the single input parameter: false – leave roles list as it is; true or ‘id’ – sort roles list by role ID; ‘name’ – sort roles by role name in the alphabetical order.

[4.59.3] [07.04.2021]

Core version: 4.59

  • New: custom filter ‘ure_set_cpt_own_caps‘ was added. It takes 2 input parameters: $do_it (bool, TRUE by default) and $post_type (string). Return FALSE for this filter in order to leave the default capability type for selected custom post type when option “Force custom post types to use their own capabilities” is turned ON at URE’s options. If custom post type capabilities are not changed, related taxonomy capabilities are not changed too.
  • New: custom filter ‘ure_set_cpt_taxonomy_own_caps‘ was added. It takes 3 input parameters: $do_it (bool, TRUE by default), $taxonomy (string, like ‘product_cat’) and $post_type (string, like ‘product’). Return FALSE for this filter in order to leave the default capabilities for selected taxonomy even if related custom post type will get own capabilities when option “Force custom post types to use their own capabilities” is turned ON at URE’s options.
  • Update: PHP constant URE_WP_ADMIN_URL was replaced with direct ‘admin_url()’ call to respect the ‘admin_url’ filter applied at get_admin_url() function.
  • Core version was updated to 4.59
  • Update: Editing roles and capabilities granted to selected user (“Capabilities” link under user row at the “Users” list) executes ‘add_user_role’ or ‘remove_user_role’ actions only in case it really grants or revokes roles and/or capabilities.
    Previous versions fully revoked and granted again all roles during user permissions update even in case roles list was not changed. It was leaded to the false execution of the mentioned add/remove role actions.

[4.59.2] [02.03.2021]

Core version: 4.58.3

  • Fix: “Multisite -> Update Network” did not work due to bug in version 4.59.
  • Fix: Posts/pages, custom post types edit restrictions add-on:
    – Restricted user can some times see a full list of posts or pages due to internal caching issue.
    – Media Library restricted items list did not take into account authors ID list restriction criteria for images loaded directly to the Media Library, which does not have parent posts.
    – When products editing is restricted by product category/tag, product variations shown by “Admin Columns Pro – WooCommerce” plugin were not available. Now, if product is allowed, then related variations are allowed automatically too.
  • Update: Option “Force custom post types to use their own capabilities” replaces default capabilities for the custom taxonomies also. It takes the slug of the 1st post type associated with such taxonomy (e.g. ‘video’) and builds own capabilities this way: manage_terms->manage_video_terms, edit_terms->edit_video_terms, delete_terms->delete_video_terms, assign_terms->assign_video_terms. URE automatically adds such capabilities to the ‘administrator’ role. You have to grant these new capabilities to other roles manually.
  • Update: ‘edit_css’ capability is mapped to ‘unfiltered_html’ for WordPress multisite, in case ‘Enable “unfiltered_html” capability’ option is turned ON at the URE’s settings ‘Multisite’ tab. This automatically enables for a single site (blog/subsite) admin the ‘Additional CSS’ tab at the ‘Appearance->Customize’ page.
  • Update: Admin menu access add-on: New custom filter ‘ure_admin_menu_access_not_block_url‘ is available. It allows to whitelist not selected URL (without path, like admin.php?page=mlw_quiz_options), which is not presented at the admin menu and it’s not possible to select them with the “Block not Selected” model.
  • Core version was updated to 4.58.3
  • Update: URE automatically adds custom taxonomies capabilities to administrator role before opening “Users->User Role Editor” page.
  • Fix: Role changes were not saved with option “Confirm role update” switched off.

[4.59.1] [26.01.2021]

Core version: 4.58.2

  • Fix: Import single role: Uncaught TypeError: $ is not a function at HTMLDivElement.Import (import-single-role.js?ver=4.59:46) was fixed.

[4.59] [24.01.2021]

Core version: 4.58.2

  • Update: Admin menu access add-on: Update button saves changes via AJAX without full page reload.
  • Update: Nav menus admin access add-on: Update button saves changes via AJAX without full page reload.
  • Update: Widgets admin access add-on: Update button saves changes via AJAX without full page reload.
  • Update: All JavaScript files are loaded with URE plugin version number as a query string for cache busting purpose.
  • Fix: Widgets admin access add-on: “PHP Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor-pro/pro/includes/classes/widgets-admin-view.php on line 189” was fixed.
  • Fix: “JQMIGRATE: jQuery.fn.click() event shorthand is deprecated” notice was fixed.
  • Fix: “JQMIGRATE: jQuery.fn.submit() event shorthand is deprecated” notice was fixed.
  • Core version was updated to 4.58.2
  • Update: Users->User Role Editor: Update button saves changes via AJAX without full page reload.
  • Fix: New user registered via frontend (wp-login.php?action=register) automatically receives additional (other) default role(s) according to selection made at User Role Editor settings “Other default roles” tab.
  • Fix: “JQMIGRATE: jquery.fn.resize() event shorthand is deprecated” notice was fixed.
  • Fix: “JQMIGRATE: Number-typed values are deprecated for jQuery.fn.css( (property name), value )” notice was fixed.

[4.58.2] [14.12.2020]

  • Core version 4.57.1
  • New: Admin menu access add-on: ‘ure_admin_menu_get_hashes’ custom filter was added (pro/includes/classes/admin_menu.php, line #105). URE uses internally the full list of the links included into admin menu. Use this filter to modify it, in case you know what you do.
  • New: German Formal (de_DE_formal) translation was added.
  • Fix: PHP Warning: The magic method __wakeup() must have public visibility. __wakeup() method was defined as private as a part of the Singleton design partern. Method was redefined as public but with exception inside to prevent its usage.
  • Update: jQuery [MultiSelect](http://multiple-select.wenzhixin.net.cn/) plugin was updated to version 1.5.2
  • Core version was updated to 4.57.1
  • Fix: Nextgen Gallery’s user capabilities were not shown as granted after current role change via roles selection dropdown list.

[4.58.1] [30.11.2020]

  • Core version: 4.57
  • Fix: Edit posts/pages access add-on: Error message was fixed: Uncaught Error: Object of class stdClass could not be converted to string in /wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor-pro/pro/includes/classes/posts-edit-access-user.php:653

[4.58] [23.11.2020]

  • Core version 4.57
  • Update: Marked as compatible with WordPress 5.6.
  • Update: ” jQuery( document ).ready( handler ) ” was replaced globally with ” jQuery( handler ) ” for compatibility with [jQuery 3.0](https://api.jquery.com/ready/) and WordPress 5.6.
  • Update: Post edit access add-on:
    – Special support was added for the [FooGallery plugin](https://wordpress.org/plugins/foogallery/). Earlier new album, edit album pages showed full list of galleries in spite of the edit restrictions set by URE Pro. URE Pro uses ‘foogallery_album_exlcuded_galleries’ filter to fix this.
    – SQL queries are restricted by post type (if known) instead of scan full posts database table.
  • Core version was updated to 4.57:
  • Fix: “Grant Roles” button produced JavaScript error, if single user without any role granted (None) was selected.

[4.57.1] [07.09.2020]

  • Core version 4.56.1
  • New: WordPress multisite: “Network admin->User Role Editor->Update Network”:
    – ‘ure_after_network_roles_update’ action hook was added. It is executed after all roles were replicated from the main site to the all other subsites of the network.
    – ‘ure_after_network_addons_update’ action hook was added. It is executed after selected add-ons settings were replicated from the main site to the all other subsites of the network.
  • Core version was updated to 4.56.1:
  • New: WordPress multisite: Main site: Users->User Role Editor->Apply to All: ‘ure_after_network_roles_update’ action hook was added. It is executed after all roles were replicated from the main site to the all other subsites of the network.
  • Fix: “Granted Only” filter did not work at the “Users->User Role Editor” page.
  • Fix: Warning was fixed: wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor/js/ure.js: jQuery.fn.attr(‘checked’) might use property instead of attribute.

[4.57] [11.08.2020]

Core version: 4.56

  • Core version was updated to 4.56
  • New: Frond-end menu access add-on: default option “Show to” was extended to the selection between “Show to” and “Hide from” (If UI does not work as expected, force browser page refresh in order to load the latest version of front-end-menu-access.js).
  • Update: Admin menu access add-on: empty menu/submenu items are removed automatically.
  • Fix: Other roles access add-on: ‘+’ was replaced with ‘.’ in string concatenation expression.
  • Update: minor code updates/optimizations.
  • Core version was updated to 4.56:
  • New: User capabilities ‘install_languages’, ‘resume_plugins’, ‘resume_themes’, ‘view_site_health_checks’ were added to the list of supported WordPress built-in user capabilities.
  • Update: Single site WordPress installation: URE automatically grants all existing user capabilities to WordPress built-in ‘administrator’ role before opening its page “Users->User Role Editor”.
  • Fix: Extra slash was removed between URE_PLUGIN_URL and the image resource when outputting URE_PLUGIN_URL .’/images/ajax-loader.gif’ at ‘Users->User Role Editor’ page.
  • Info: Marked as compatible with WordPress 5.5.

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