Hide some posts from the editors

July 27th, 2013

Hide posts from editors

Hide posts from editors

WordPress user with the “Editor” role assigned is capable to edit any post and page. But what to do in such cases as this one?
- “For example I have a client with ‘editor’ capabilities, but I don’t want him to be able to edit the homepage and one or two other pages on the website. Mainly because they contain a lot of styling which is easily disrupted in the wrong hands.”
How to prevent your clients from ruin their site due to lack of expertise at WordPress and HTML/CSS coding?
That’s not so difficult. Get those pages and posts IDs. Copy and paste code snippet below
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User Role Editor 4.0 Beta

June 25th, 2013

User Role Editor

User Role Editor

User Role Editor version 4.0 Beta is available for testing.
The changes are:

  • Added support for the “Gravity Forms” user capabilities. User Role Editor is integrated with “Gravity Forms” now and you can include “Gravity Forms” plugin capabilities to your blog user roles.
  • Full code refactoring is made. Code is fully restructured and encapsulated to PHP classes. Enhanced security is applied: internal global variables are not in use at User Role Editor anymore, WordPress global variable are used only.

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WooCommerce multiple vendors setup

June 16th, 2013

WooCommerse with multiple vendors

WooCommerse with multiple vendors

WooCommerce multiple vendors decision – is it possible to setup this popular WordPress plugin for eCommerce that way?
WooCommerce is designed for the only shop owner by default. Yes, you may assign the ‘Shop Manager’ role more than to one user simultaneously, but all of them will have the same permissions. All of them will be the boss at your e-shop. What to do if you wish that your e-shop has multiple sellers with limited rights for editing their own selling items only? That is a seller or vendor (e.g. software developer) may input and publish at your e-shop his own items (software applications) only? Is it possible without additional programming? Read further and I show you one of the possible decisions.
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User Role Editor v. 3.12 is available

May 1st, 2013

User Role Editor

User Role Editor

User Role Editor version 3.12 is available for download. It is security and vulnerability fix release generally:

  • Critical update: persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability is fixed.
  • WordPress built-in constants, like WP_PLUGIN_URL are not used in order to provide compatibility with sites which use SSL. plugin_dir_url(), plugin_dir_path() functions are used to define paths to the plugin’s files instead.
  • “Greetings” section is removed from the plugin’s main page. All that content is still available at plugin page.

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Posts Slideshow Widget WordPress plugin – shows recent posts

April 27th, 2013

Posts Slideshow Widget

Posts Slideshow Widget

Post Slideshow Widget WordPress plugin allows you to setup a side bar widget with slider (slideshow) of featured images from recent posts (or custom post type), from a selected category (hierarchical taxonomy for selected custom post type), from comma separated list of tags.
If post has no featured image, plugin tries to extract any 1st image from that post content and show it instead.
You may customize post title and background color, background color of slider navigation panel. Color is selected from WordPress built-in color pallete. Manual input of color code is available also. Select animation type: slide or fade. Setup slider speed and widget dimensions. You can have as many sliders as you wish with different categories selected. This is mainly useful if you have a dedicated category for photo gallery posts and would like to display recent post title with its featured photo.
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WordPress User last login date

April 14th, 2013

WordPress user last login

WP Last Login

WordPress user last login date is important attribute, useful for the health of your site. Why it could be necessary? Did you configure your WordPress site opened to new user registration? If “Yes”, then you know definitely about spam user registrations. Yes, there are special plugins to fight with this serious problem. But even excellent automatic defence can be overcome somehow, and except of tens of thousands spam registrations you will have 5-10 registrations a day, 300 – a month, 3600 a year… Is there a need to continue? Thus, in order to cleanup your site database, remove such overload it is needed to analyse your site users, at least from time to time.
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WordPress Beta 1 for version 3.6 is ready for testing

April 8th, 2013

WordPress Beta 1 of version 3.6

WordPress Beta 1 of version 3.6

WordPress Beta 1 for version 3.6 is available for download and testing – that was declared at WordPress official blog at April 4, 2013. Product is still under development and it’s not recommended to setup it on a production site. Inspite of this, independently who are you, WordPress plugin or theme developer, or a WordPress hosting provider, you are encouraged to put new coming WordPress version into testing environment, test it thoroughly against your products and environment and try to find bugs or themes, plugins incompatibility issues and problems. Do you wait something new, something interesting from the latest WordPress version? Download Beta version here.
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