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It is true that on WordPress, role permissions have been defined by default. And even if these can be modified, the fact remains that there is a much simpler solution, which allows you to easily regulate the different accesses to the locations on your dashboard.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make this possible on your WordPress blog.

How to install and use the plugin Advanced Access Manager

This is the name of this plugin that you can Install directly from your dashboard. For those who are interested in its technical details, you can access on


After installing this plugin, a new menu " AAM Will be added to your WordPress dashboard. By clicking on it, you will access the main page of the plugin. This page is essentially composed of two main columns which have specific functionalities.

I will explain the essential features offered by each section.

The "Control Manager" section

It is this section that allows you to modify certain access rules for roles. From this location, you can manage, modify or delete roles. You can even add roles.


Remark : each time you click on the name of a role, it will open in the section available on the right and will bear its name in this way "Role Author" when you try to manage the role of authors, "Role Editor »For the editor role and so on.

The "Role xyz" section

Right here " xyz Reference to the value of the role selected in the " Control Manager ».

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This section is made up of several tabs and sub-tabs. Some will have no meaning for you, even if the plugin is in French.

On the left we have the main tabs and on the right we have the contents of these tabs.

The "Administration menu" tab

This tab allows you to customize accessibility for the selected role. You can restrict "Restrict All", or select the locations that users with this role do not have access to.

Dashboard access, articles, media, comments, users, and tools can be customized.

Management menu-of-administration

The "Metabox & Widget" tab

With this tab, you can customize the visibility of the different widgets and meta boxes (metabox) visible to users with this role.


The "Capacities" tab

On this tab, you can concretely define what a role can do (Delete articles, pages, users, create pages, etc.)


The "Post & Pages" tab

Here, it is a question of defining which role can read, modify or delete an article or page in particular.


The event handler tab

This tab allows you to track every action taken on your blog using the event trigger. Indeed, with this option, you can receive for example an email each time an article has been modified. You must click on "+" to define an event.


The "Activiy Log" tab

Here, you will be able to view an activity report that recents all the different actions performed on your blog, including those performed in the dashboard.

Activity tab

Remark : You must use the " control Panel "To save your changes, by clicking on the" Save "icon. the roleback icon allows you to go back on your actions.


Before we leave

You should know that this plugin offers some paid options which allow you to extend its functionality. Access the "AAM> Extensions" interface to install an extension.


That's all for this tutorial on regulating access according to the different roles of your blog. If you find this tutorial interesting, don't hesitate to share it with your friends on your favorite social networks.

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