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for questions regarding permissions of different user groups in wordpress

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Restrict specific user to manages posts in specific category

I explain this with an example. In my blog I have 2 users: John Paul that write posts. Posts have 2 categories (to be precise, it's a custom taxonomy): Cats Dogs John manages the Cats section of ...
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wordpress editor role remove all but 'menus' in appearance menu

I'm trying to remove access to everything in the appearance menu in WP admin for the role editor. Or at the least, just remove access to themes and plugins. I have found how to remove the whole ...
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Update Failed: Plugin update failed. » Plugin update failed. Error plugin updates

When I try to update plugin it give me error. Please check below not for this. First, It was asking for FTP details. Please check below attachment. So based on suggestion added "define('FS_METHOD', '...
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Error with permissions in dashboard with multisite

I’m building my WordPress network, and I have a problem I can’t fix. When the super admin (me) goes to the Dashboard (only the first page of the wp-admin) everything’s Ok. But, if another user goes to ...
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How to lock all published posts so only admin can unlock delete and update permission

Lets say one has a AUTHOR role that has published thousands of posts and one wants a way to lock all the published posts by admin so that the author can not delete or update the posts..is there a way ...
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Making media library files private

Is there a way to make the media library private. For instance, if someone were to type http://websitename.com/test-file/ That person would have access to a private file. I want to be able to set user ...
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Correct permissions for wp-signup.php and other files in wordpress for update?

I am trying to update my WordPress site to 4.9.8 but i get the error The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file ...
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Restrict the shop_manager role to the WooCommerce Orders Page

I want to show only the woocommerce orders page to shop_manager role, and restrict users with the shop_manager to only that admin page. If not show them this message: Sorry, you are not allowed to ...
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Temporary Permissions to Read a Specific Post

I am trying to deal with a workflow that creates multiple editors, and has a strict who can edit what when workflow. Currently I have it switch the post_author when we need an editor to take over, ...
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Copying uploaded images not working in wordpress

I am trying to copy an image uploaded using Contact Form 7 to the uploads directory but this only produces an empty jpeg file with 0644 permissions even though the dev directory and the uploads ...
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Remove admin bar for subscribers

I have a membership site. I need to disable the admin bar for the subscribers. I have used this code below: add_action('after_setup_theme', 'remove_admin_bar'); function remove_admin_bar() { if (!...
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WordPress permissions error with admin account

I have been assigned to manage a website that uses WordPress and hence have an admin account. It is hosted on a Linux machine. WordPress is not installed in the /srv/http directory. Instead, it is ...
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WP Plugin permissions - create new files

Scenario I'm trying to write to create a file in my plugin directory but I'm getting permission issues on plugin activation. I'm also trying to create/modify a file in the wordpress root directory (...
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Why is the 'Gutenberg' Plugin generating an 'Inconsistent File Permissions' error when other Plugins, with the same permissions, do not?

Earlier, I logged into a WordPress Dashboard I manage and saw that WordPress' 'Gutenberg' Plugin required updating along with a couple of other Plugins. All Plugins updated fine, with the exception ...
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Why is my WordPress Plugin page requesting my FTP Login Credentials?

I run my own VPS, which hosts multiple WordPress websites. When it comes to adding/removing Plugins via the WordPress Dashboard, I have never had a problem. For one of my domains, I wanted to ...
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How to force authors to 'submit for review'?

So currently when authors add a post they can publish it straight away. How can i change it so that all their posts need to be reviewed first? I've seen a few codes that can solve that but when it ...
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Safari not “giving Permission to Open This Page” when trying to load pdf from wordpress site [closed]

I have a wordpress site, which I just moved from one domain to another, which caused some issues, which are mostly if not all fixed. I cannot tell you if the problem has existed before, since the ...
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Admin cannot publish

When I logged in on my site this morning I noticed that my user can’t publish anything. I am administrator and the only user on the site. On Posts and Pages instead of “Publish” I have the “Submit ...
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Linux Permissions and Ownership for WordPress

I installed WordPress via ftp upload to our server using my ftp user account. This account is different than the user that runs http/Apache. I am now trying to install themes and plugins and I am ...
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WordPress debug.log is not updating

In my wp-config.php file: define('WP_DEBUG', true); define('WP_DEBUG_LOG', true); define('WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', true); @ini_set('display_errors',1); In my php.ini file, track errors is = Off /wp-...
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Safe to set permissions to 757 temporarily to update via wp-cli?

LEMP stack on digitalocean VPS. I haven't been able to get "wp core update" to work unless public (or "Other") has execute permission, i.e. 757 or 777. Otherwise, it throws "Error: Could not create ...
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Wordpress not generating .htaccess but tells me that (Permalink structure updated.)

I hope someone can help me. I am configuring my new Centos 7 server with directadmin and ran into the following problem(s); my .htaccess file won't generate after saving permalinks, but says (...
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Folder/File Permissions set to apache:apache, user can not longer has RWX permission in SFTP

i am sure this has been talked about a lot and i have googled this extensively find only half solutions to my problem. I am currently running apache(2) on Ubuntu 18.xx, with a number of different ...
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Why do some of my directories need to be writeable that shouldn't be?

Otherwise, the site turns blank. wp-content needs web user writable, wp-admin/includes also. i don't like it, from what I understand, I should be able to have all of this as read-only for the web ...
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Admin Access for specific page(s)

I'm working on a membership site in WordPress and I want a specific group of my users to be able to have access to a page I create, but then also have admin access to this specific page and be able to ...
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Blank image thumbnails in media library

I copied one website to other domain. i am using avada theme in my new domain all images show as blank thumbnails in admin but in website all images are show i checked permission of all folder and ...
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WP_Query: Query posts only if their access is restricted to logged user's role

So this is what I'm trying to do. I have some posts that are visible only to users with a certain role. I want to display them in a user's profile section, so they're immediately visible after they ...
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New folder and file permissions are not correct

I have read through a bunch of sites, but I could only find the right permission to set to existing files and folders, but I could not find anything related to the new files and folders to be created. ...
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Wordpress roles - Protect administrator role

We want to provide owners of their site, administrator role, but we don't want them to delete user 1. We also don't want a cheap solution which stops their admin account from being able to delete ...
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Why aren't my posts being saved or published?

I have migrated my site from a shared hosting provider to my own dedicated server and and am experiencing issues with writing posts. When I create a new post and press either save or publish, the ...
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Can I create users that have access to *some* other users posts instead of all other users posts?

I’ve been using basic user rights functionality on a multi-user WP site for a while and its worked out great, having most user accounts just have access to their own posts but a few “editors” having ...
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How do I customize the dashboard?

I've been using Drupal for almost two years now so I know nothing about Wordpress. I have configured everything on my website to work how it should and I love it. I created a new user using the sign-...
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How to check if a role has a specific capability

In a plugin, i create a dedicated user role along with some capabilities. These capabilities also need to be assigned to other roles, such as editor and admin. As the addition of roles and ...
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Restrict access to core files/folders on a Windows server

I have come across a vulnerability on my Windows server where someone can access these files publically: - /wp-admin/load-scripts.php?c=1&load%5B%5D=jquery-ui-core,jquery-ui-core,jquery-ui-core,...
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Invalid changeset UUID Wordpress

Login as Administrator and when I click the stopkeeper theme customization, I got Invalid changeset UUID error and redirect to page and show as Cheatin’ uh? Sorry, you are not allowed to ...
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Group ownership permissions don't allow web server to update Wordpress content

I have hardened my Wordpress settings as follows: All files/directories are owned by my user account (myUserName) and are group-owned by my web server (http) -- myUserName:http All folders have 755 ...
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No Permission to add new Page, Post or CPT with Admin role

After a server update, I got some problems on my website, running WordPress 4.9.2 I could not update WordPress version to 4.9.4, cause I was getting a message like this: Another update is ...
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How to put WordPress website behind the credential for visitors?

I have developed a WordPress Website. It's on the live server but in development mode.I want if someone to visit my website. It should ask for password or access token to before loading site. Is ...
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Should Apache own /var/www/domain.com directory in WordPress?

In a lot of tutorials on WordPress installation I see apache:apache user:group given to the files in WordPress and the domain directory. Should it be Apache or some non-root user ?
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WordPress changing folder permissions

I've got a number of WordPress sites running on a LEMP server which I've done for years. Recently I've noticed that permissions on some plugin and theme folders are changing from 755 to 775. I haven't ...
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allow editor/author to publish others posts but not publish their own

Im trying to disallow editors from publishing their own post, I would like editors to only be allowed to publish others submitted posts. I would like contributors and authors to submit their posts ...
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Unable to upload anything to Wordpress site

I've had a Wordpress site working for (of course) years now, but suddenly it won't let me upload anything. Attempting to add a new image gives me: “filename.jpg” has failed to upload. Failed to ...
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Permission Issues regarding Plugin updates & FTP transfers

I am looking for a little assistance tracking down my permission issues regarding updating plugins from my admin page or transfering files via FTP into the wp-content file. I have been searching for ...
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User Permissions on custom post type

what is the best practice approach for the following scenario: We have a main page and need user control for our departments of our sports club. For this we registered a custom post type (departments)...
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How to remove sticky post capability for a specific user role?

All is in the title. Does someone know a way to do that ? Thanks !
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What permissions does wp-content/uploads need?

What is the default wp-content/uploads directory permission? What chmod command do I need to set it correctly?
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“Backdoor-list.txt” files unexpectedly in server

Furthermore, there are "bad-directory-permissions-list.... .txt"files. My website is currently under repair due to malicious code being found. Could this be part of it? Should I delete these files ...
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Migrate not successful, DB is broken. How to fix, or at least output static HTML without plugins?

Sup guys. So, I developed this website, and for the 3rd time it crashed when I tried to migrate (I used several techniques, all of them worked at some point with, but not with this website). The ...
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Trying to get new role to have edit permissions for custom content type

I've used several tutorials and tried to apply various "solutions", but I'm still unable to get a custom role to edit their own posts for a custom type. I created the role, which shows fine... ...
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Custom theme / you are not allowed to edit this post

I use the blankSlate theme with my wordpress website (basically a blank theme and the latest version of WP). When I use it, I have a "You are not allowed to edit this post" message when I try to ...