New Role Management Plugin Available For Beta

rolesandcapsRemember when I mentioned that Justin Tadlock was working on a new plugin to manage roles and capabilities for users in WordPress? A few days ago, Justin announced that the first beta version of the plugin is available to the public. So far, here is what you can do with the plugin.

  • Edit Roles: Edit your user roles and their capabilities.
  • New Roles: Create new roles for use on your site.
  • Content Permissions: Adds a meta box on your write post/page editor that allows you to restrict content to specific roles.
  • Widgets: Adds a login form widget and user-listing widget that you can use in any widget area on your site.
  • Shortcodes: Creates shortcodes that you can use to restrict or allow access to certain parts of your posts and pages (or any other shortcode-capable area).
  • Template Tags: New functions for use within your WordPress theme for various things.
  • Private Blog: Allows you to create a private blog that can only be accessed by users that are logged in (redirects them to the login page).

Justin is currently looking for feedback and considering the popularity from when he mentioned the idea, I’m sure he’ll get it. P.S. As for my idea regarding the name of the plugin, how about this: Cap And Role.


3 responses to “New Role Management Plugin Available For Beta”

  1. Thanks for the post, Jeff. So far, the beta hasn’t broken anyone’s test install, so things are looking up. I’ll give the beta a few more days and keep cleaning up code. If nothing goes seriously wrong in that time, I’ll release version 0.1 of the plugin.

    Heck, I’m ready to get started building some of the 0.2 features, which will focus a lot more on the user management aspects rather than roles. But, I’ll save those details for another day.

  2. I’m searching for a plug-in that will allow me to grant my blog authors the ability to manage user roles. But I need to restrict their ability to grant Admin role to anyone. Basically, I don’t want them to be able to grant role permissions above their current role.

    I’ve tried “role manager” but when I allow my author the ability to “edit users”, the author can then change the role of the Admin as well. That’s not acceptable.

    Please reply if you have a solution for user role management only below their current role.


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