I'm trying to edit the Q&A Plugin (which for those of you that don't know it is a StackExchange-style plugin with Custom Post Types of Questions and Answers) to incorporate image uploads.

It seems to use the built-in TinyMCE editor that came bundled with recent versions of WP.

This comes with the "Media Library" buttons. Unfortunately, these only appear to be accessible to users with author privileges.

If I can, I'd like to open this up to registered users. I can use the answer provided here to limit this to "upload" rather than for users to be able to access the Media Library, but I can't find what to change in the Q&A plugin to allow this.

Alternatively, I'd be happy to install a TinyMCE plugin to allow basic image uploads. I tried the jbimages plugin for TinyMCE and wrote my own simple function to incorporate it with WordPress. The icon displayed, but the plugin itself seemed broken - it was listing strings like {variables} instead of the actual variables.

Does anyone have a viable solution for this?

2 Answers 2


A simple solution may be to download the Members Plugin and then give the subscriber permission to upload_files

  • You have no idea how much time you've just saved me!!
    – turbonerd
    Mar 26, 2012 at 20:41

Use a role editor plugin to give the "subscriber" role upload privildges (upload_files): http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/user-role-editor/

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