02/05/2017 at 00:25 #3648
I’m in the process of assigning roles and capabilities to selected users of my site. I want to be able to give them the ability to create/edit a news item, however there are no capabilities showing available:
– Custom Post types (16/0)
– News (0/0)
Am i missing something?
Oli02/05/2017 at 02:10 #3652
Some custom post types are defined a way to use WordPress built-in ‘edit_posts’ capabilities set. You can check this using Admin menu access add-on. Activate add-on, then open Users->User Role Editor, select Administrator role and open ‘Admin menu’. Look what capabilities are used for News menu. I suppose that it is an ‘edit_posts’.02/05/2017 at 06:47 #3653
Thank you for the reply. I’ve checked the administrator roles as you suggest, and there is still no capabilities for the WP built in news feed. Enabling post_editing / post_creation does not change the News situation.
Is there anything else I can try?
Thank you02/05/2017 at 07:24 #3654
WP does not have built-in ‘news’ custom post type. What plugin or theme creates ‘News’ menu at your site? I need that code copy to look at it and try to help you.02/05/2017 at 07:53 #3655
The plugin is SP-news-and-widget.
Plugin Name: WP News and Scrolling Widgets
Plugin URL: http://www.wponlinesupport.com/
Text Domain: sp-news-and-widget
Domain Path: /languages/
Description: A simple News and three widgets(static, scrolling and with thumbs) plugin
Author: WP Online Support
Author URI: http://www.wponlinesupport.com/
Contributors: WP Online Support
Do you need me to copy and paste all the code? Or will you be able to find it?
Oli03/05/2017 at 02:22 #3660
‘SP News and Widget’ plugin registers ‘News’ custom post type with the same user capabilities set as WP does for built-in posts. Look at this screenshot.
So if user can edit/create posts he should have a full access for work with news too.
User Role Editor does not show capabilities for custom post type if it uses capabilities from WordPress built-in post type. That’s why you see 0 there. Capabilities are available under ‘Posts’ group in this case.03/05/2017 at 05:01 #3664
Thank you for your help with this topic, really appreciated how quickly you act on questions, a great service!
I shall try your suggestions later today and let you know how it goes ?
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