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Would you like restrict publisher access to certain pages ? By default, a user with Editor permissions can edit any page or post. However, sometimes you will want to restrict its power and only give it access to certain pages.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to limit editors so that they can only edit a specific number of pages.

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But back to why we are here. 

Why prevent publishers from editing all pages?

WordPress comes with robust features and a system flexible enough management of authorizations. It allows you to add users by assigning them different user roles, and assigning to these roles different permissions.

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Among one of these user roles we find the role " Publisher ". Users with the user role " Publisher Can edit all the articles and pages on your website.

Many WordPress websites are structured in a way where editors are generally responsible for the content of blog posts and posts. Pages are generally static pages that do not change often and are used to display information such as la politique de confidentialité, the contact form and more.

If you don't want editors to be able to edit pages, or to only edit specific pages, you will need to change the user role " Publisher On your website.

That said, let's see how to allow WordPress editors to edit only certain pages.

1. How to change the user role "Editor" on WordPress

The first thing to do is to install and activate the plugin « Capability Manager Enhanced ». For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

After activating the plugin, you must visit the page " Users> Capabilities To configure the plugin settings.How to allow users to edit certain pages

Then you have to select the user role Publisher " in the zone " Select role to view / Edit»And click on the button« Load " to continue.

The plugin will load the user role " Publisher And view all permissions and permissions for the role.How to allow users to modify certain pages 2

Above you will notice editing and deleting capabilities for posts and pages.

You must uncheck the option " Edit others "And"  Delete others For the pages. Unchecking these options will prevent editors from editing or deleting pages created by other users.

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Do not forget to click on the button « Save Changes At the bottom to save your changes.

Now publishers will not be able to edit a page published by other users.

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To ensure that editors are not able to edit pages, you must assign an administrator user as the author of those pages.

You can do this by going to " Pages> All Pages And clicking on the checkbox to select all pages. After that, you must select " Edit In the drop-down menu bulk actions », Then click on the button« Apply ». How to allow users to modify certain pages 3

This will load an edit box where you can edit the author of all selected pages. As an administrator, you can assign yourself as the author of all pages or another user with an administrator role.How to allow users to modify certain pages 4

Don't forget to click on the update button to save your changes.

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If you have more than 20 pages, you may need to click the following button to load the following 20 pages and repeat the authoring process.

Step 2. Allow editors to edit specific pages

So far, you have prevented editors from editing pages on your WordPress website. If you want, you can still allow editors to edit specific pages.

Just edit the page where you want the editor to be able to make changes. Then click on the " Screen options At the top right of the screen and make sure the checkbox next to the option " Author Is checked.How to allow users to modify certain pages 5

Now scroll to the author's checkbox and select the user you want to assign the page editing to.

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Don't forget to save your changes.

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Here is ! That's all for this tutorial, I hope it will allow you to restrict the modification of some pages on WordPress. If you liked it, don't hesitate to share with your friends on your favorite social networks

However, you will also be able to consult our resources, if you need more elements to carry out your projects of creation of Internet sites, by consulting our guide on the WordPress blog creation.

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This article features 9 comments

  1. Hello, congratulations on the article, I would have a question, after creating and publishing a page, is it possible through the user role and plugins to allow a specific person to only use a certain plugin to modify the home page? thanks and sorry if my question is unclear.

    1. After creating and publishing a page, with a Shortcode inside, is it possible to allow a specific user to use a plugin which adds / modifies / removes / publishes certain functions which are then updated on the page with the Shortcode? obviously he won't have to go to this page, thanks

  2. Hello everybody,

    I am calling on you to guide me about user privileges.

    I looked everywhere on the internet but I can't find the solution, I would like to create a site with users who can add, modify or delete articles except that I don't want user A to be able to modify, delete or see even see User B's article in the BO.

    Is there a plugin or solution?


  3. On a site containing 10 pages, the 2 page must be modified by 5 people, but these users must only modify this page to the 2 number. Would you like to do this?

  4. Good evening. I took advantage of your article, downloaded and set up the plugin according to the instructions: everything is perfect. Thank you very much for saving me a lot of time.
    Luckily, would you know how to make every user see only their own downloaded media?
    Thank you in advance and good work everyone.

  5. Hello,

    Today when a person registers on the site she has the "Editor" role by default, how can the default role be changed? I would like that when subscribing we can be "Author" by default

    Thank you for your answers

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