[wp-hackers] Partial admin capabilities

Ryan Bilesky rbilesky at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 19:33:54 UTC 2010

Nice plugins but they just don't seem to work for my situation.

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Jeremy Clarke <jer at simianuprising.com>wrote:

> I have a feeling this thread is proposing solutions that are unnecessarily
> complicated based on his initial question:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Ryan Bilesky <rbilesky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The purpose of this would be
> > to restrict certain actions to just me, even though I have other
> > "administrators" on the blog, I want them to have some of the admin
> > capabilities but not all,
> >
> Ryan, are you aware that the role/capability system allows for the creation
> of new roles with customized sets of capabilities? To accomplish what you
> describe all you need to do is create a role which has the set of caps that
> you want your sub-admins to have, but not the ones you want to keep for
> yourself.
> You can do this either by creating a whole new role with the caps you want,
> or by adding the missing ones to the 'editor' role, and giving that to your
> sub-admins. The default roles (contributor, author, editor, administrator)
> are just defaults, you can have whatever combinations of powers that you
> want.
> That said you need a plugin to modify the roles and capabilities. Luckily
> all plugins that do this are similar in that they use a hidden API in
> wordpress, so if your plugin stops working there will probably be a new one
> you can switch to which will understand whatever you already changed.
> I use this one lately. It's not perfect but it works:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/capsman/
> Anyone have recommendations for a better one? I'd love one that has all the
> powers the broken old Role Manager plugin had (esp. the ability to assign
> custom caps to specific users without creating a whole new role, which the
> API supports but Capability Manager does not).
> --
> Jeremy Clarke
> Code and Design | globalvoicesonline.org
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