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15/05/2018 at 15:23 #4845
I have a user role that is basically a clone of the Administrator user, but without access to plugins and some settings.
Users within this group can see all pages to edit, except the Home page. If I specifically allow them to edit that page, they can see only that page.
Is there a setting somewhere that I am missing that would allow users in this group to edit the home page?16/05/2018 at 10:02 #4850
Static page selected as a “Home page” is available for editing by default to any user with edit_pages, edit_others_pages, edit_published_pages capabilities.
Did you set any additional edit restrictions for this role or user with this role?21/05/2018 at 18:35 #4867
Do I need to add these as additional capabilities on top of the custom role I have created? The role I created and applied to that user has all of those capabilities included.21/05/2018 at 18:51 #4868
Here is a screen shot of the core permissions for the role I have created:
https://www.evernote.com/l/AAEfGT65iSdAiKZbQ6AJt8BXPELCkC1nXt822/05/2018 at 01:53 #4869
I see your role has all capabilities from ‘posts’ and ‘pages’ groups. It’s enough to edit any post or page, in general. You need to check if your role or/and user does not have any additional restriction, may be set accidentally or by other plugin.
1) try to deactivate User Role Editor and re-test;
2) try to deactivate all plugins and re-test.
In case if restriction was added by some plugin, activate plugins back one by one and make another test in order to isolate a reason.23/05/2018 at 15:52 #4879
Ok, I have tried the following:
1. Deactivated and reactivated User Role Editor Pro plugin and re-tested.
2. Deactivated ALL plugins and only activated URE Pro.
Both instances still caused these users to be able to edit all pages EXCEPT home page.
As a side note, if I have URE Pro installed and activated, do I need to have the free version of URE activated?
Users are set to this “CityAdmin” with all capabilities mentioned above. Under Posts/Pages/Custom Post Types Editor Restrictions, I have “Look At Roles” selected.
I have tried adding Editor as an additional role, but that still does not give access to the home page.
If I add the home page id to the “with post ID (comma separated)” field, the it restricts the list of editable pages to ONLY that page.24/05/2018 at 02:44 #4882
Is it possible to look at your site with admin privileges? If ‘Yes’, send login credentials to support [at-sign] role-editor.com
URE Pro is built on the top of a free version (uses free version as the core) and includes full free version copy. So there is no need to activate free and Pro versions together. Every version has built-in control and checks if other copy of URE is running already before its activation.24/05/2018 at 22:26 #4883
I have created a user account for you. Let me know if you did not receive the email for it.
The site url is http://www.birminghamal.gov30/05/2018 at 13:56 #4897
Sorry, I accidentally posted on the wrong thread. Have you had a chance to investigate this further? We have resorted to a “hack” where we created a second user account with only access to the homepage. This is not ideal. Any updates?31/05/2018 at 08:03 #4900
Sorry for delay with response. I tried at May, 25th, but can not access your site with this error message: “www.birminghamal.gov’s server DNS address could not be found”.
I thought to try later and missed this question out somehow. So thank for the remind.
Today I can not access this site too with the same error message though.05/06/2018 at 15:05 #4921
Home page was hidden from all users except the selected group by custom code included into the active theme functions.php file.
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