How do I de-select that only 1 user can make changes to WPMU DEV Dashboard?

And going from 3.1 to 3.1.1 was a great update, but did it change the meaning of that option from "only this user can manage" to "only this user can view it at all"? I think yes, that's why I'm asking for confirmation or maybe something else is going on. Thank you.

  • 3SixtyEvolve

    Hi Clifford

    Yes, with the latest update the user that entered the api key will limit the entire plugin view to just that username.

    If you upgraded from an older version and already have an api key set, visiting the Manage page or saving it will limit to that user.

    If you get locked out or need to enable a different user, or want to enable mulitiple users, they can put this in their wp-congif.php file: define("WPMUDEV_LIMIT_TO_USER", "1"); for one user or define("WPMUDEV_LIMIT_TO_USER", "1, 10"); etc for multiple. Those are userids.

    The user limits hide almost everything from non allowed users: menu item, the admin pages, notifications, widgets. It WILL STILL however show the updates in the normal updates counter, as well as the yellow boxes on the plugins.php and themes.php pages. And on the update-core.php page it will still show the updates there, of course they will not be able to autoupdate them though. If a user is being super anal about those, they can further add the define('WPMUDEV_HIDE_BRANDING', true); and that will hide the minor branding on those pages completely.

    It is easy for a user to see who is allowed to view the dashboard plugin by reading the notice on the top right of the Manage page. There are also those define instructions in the tooltip there.

    I hope this clarifies things for you. If you need anything else, please don't hesitate to be in touch.

    Have a good weekend.

    Gina

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