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We currently have about 50 pages, each of which I want a user (eg, bob, rob, smith) to be able to edit only 1 page. For example, bob & smith each have their own page. I do not want bob to be able to edit smith's page. I want bob to ONLY be able to edit bob's page. I don't care if he can see other pages. Looking through the user roles, I don't see a way to currently to do this- I only see how to allow restrict access on a global scale.

Are their any plugins to help restrict edit access per user, or roles restricted to editing specific pages and I can just add 1 user per role? Or was there a way to do this with default settings I missed.

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Contributor role only enables editing of own posts. Or you could create a custom role. – Brad Dalton Oct 23 '14 at 13:20
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The Role Scoper plugin can enable this.

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Role Scope is very powerful, but I think it's overkill for this. If you set Bob and Smith to have the role of Author (one of the default roles), they'll only be able to edit their own posts.

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You can add this to your functions.php file in your template to allow the user to edit pages that they have created. Just specify their $user_id (i.e. 27):

//to add capability to $user_id
$user = new WP_User( $user_id );
$user->add_cap( 'edit_pages' );
$user->add_cap( 'edit_published_pages' );

You can find a specific user's $user_id from the URL when you edit a specific user from the Wordpress admin page.

See the full list of Wordpress capabilities.

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