ProSites Content Restriction Features

Even after reading the instructions, I am unclear about the capabilities of ProSites content restriction feature. Here is what I want to do:

(1) I want to prevent all users from having the ability to create new pages, but
(2) As the Super-Admin, I want to be able to create pages on their sites, either manually or programmatically.

How do I do that?

Thanks,
Kirk

  • aecnu

    Greetings Kirk,

    Thank you for this great question and a significant item to bring up.

    (1) I want to prevent all users from having the ability to create new pages, but

    Activate the Post/Page Quotas module which allows you to limit the number of posts and pages for selected Pro Site levels.

    (2) As the Super-Admin, I want to be able to create pages on their sites, either manually or programmatically.

    As the super admin you can do just about anything you want.

    Cheers, Joe

  • Kirk Ward

    Thank you for your response Joe,

    Activate the Post/Page Quotas module which allows you to limit the number of posts and pages for selected Pro Site levels.

    I have activated the Post/Page Quota module. However, the image below shows Post/Page quotas, and show a minimum level and a minimum page count of 1. It does not have the ability to set the Page quota to zero.

    Additionally, it does not allow a different setting for each level.

    <img src=http://taxtutor.com/temp/ProSitesScreenShot001.jpg>

    While, at the same time, the following image is confusing in that it has a system for limiting Page publishing, but I do not see a method for removing the ability to publish pages.

    <img src=http://taxtutor.com/temp/ProSitesScreenShot002.jpg>

    So, as far as I can see, there is no way to turn off the ability to publish pages, only the ability to limit the quantity to one or more, but not to none.

    If there is a way, I would appreciate instructions as to what button or checkmark to set to what, and in what section.

    Can you give me the instructions for setting the controls so that the blog admin cannot create a single page?

    Thank you.

  • aecnu

    Greetings Kirk,

    Thank you for your additional input, it is greatly appreciated.

    Well I admit that one caught me by surprise that you cannot set it to zero or none, but I also know I cannot remember the settings for all 300+ WPMU Dev products.

    With this finding then I suggest you use a role editor to control the page creation privilege, perhaps the Advanced Access Manager plugin or the User Role Editor plugin

    Let me know how it goes if you try one of them out.

    Cheers, Joe

  • Kirk Ward

    Well I admit that one caught me by surprise that you cannot set it to zero or none, but I also know I cannot remember the settings for all 300+ WPMU Dev products.

    Does the plugin developer have a nethod available?

    With this finding then I suggest you use a role editor to control the page creation privilege, perhaps the Advanced Access Manager plugin or the User Role Editor plugin

    Thanks for the suggestion Joe, but I am having enough trouble getting this plugin to meet my needs. I don't want to have to purchase another plugin subscription only to find it doesn't do what I need either.

    Any other suggestions?

  • aecnu

    Greetings Kirk,

    Thank you for your additional input, it is appreciated and acknowledged.

    I don't want to have to purchase another plugin subscription only to find it doesn't do what I need either.

    My suggestions were to absolutely free plugins and no subscription to buy so this statement I certainly do not understand.

    Does the plugin developer have a nethod available?

    I do not know what the plugin developer has in mind, but we can certainly find out.

    Therefore I will see if I can get the lead developer in here with his invaluable insight into this plugin for his advice/advise for us.

    Though this may take a bit longer then a normal ticket, I will try to get him in here asap.

    Cheers, Joe

  • Kirk Ward

    My suggestions were to absolutely free plugins and no subscription to buy so this statement I certainly do not understand.

    My apologies Joe. I did not even investigate the plugins. I made an assumption that was wrong.

    I would prefer that all my needs be handled in one plugin, as there is less maintenance to do, but will explore these alternatives. Hopefully, the developer will provide a solution.

    Thanks,
    Kirk

  • aecnu

    Greetings Kirk,

    Thank you for your additional feedback and questions, it is greatly appreciated.

    The plugins I suggested, I believe the Advanced Access Manager plugin, allows you to even change the admin permissions so that you can make it so that they do not even see a page menu option - it simply does not exist.

    Realize I am trying to help but also we have gone far from the support mandate in which I am subject to the guidelines therein and after pinging the lead developer for his advice in this particular case, technically my job is done.

    In addition, I am a solutions person not a coder.

    I find solutions I do not create them, therefore my answers to date reflect those exact efforts :slight_smile:

    Thank you for being a WPMU Dev Community Member!

    Cheers, Joe

  • Kirk Ward

    Realize I am trying to help but also we have gone far from the support mandate in which I am subject to the guidelines therein and after pinging the lead developer for his advice in this particular case, technically my job is done.

    I understand that Joe.

    I find solutions I do not create them, therefore my answers to date reflect those exact efforts :slight_smile:

    But, I hope you do understand that most consumers are not aware of where finding a solution and creating one become anything other than one and the same.

    I cannot remember the settings for all 300+ WPMU Dev products.

    I also hope you also understand that with so many plugins in inventory, the average consumer does not know the capabilities of most, if any, without digging through this forum and asking question after question until they get their needs met.

    Cheers

  • aecnu

    Greetings Kirk,

    Thank you so kindly for you additional input, it is greatly appreciated.

    I guess I must not have been an average consumer because I have indeed been on the other side of the fence as just a regular member and in a year I had asked/submitted a total of 9 tickets and built a very large successful installation called FacePressSites. from being a total newbie on Dev that took me a total of two months to develop.

    I guess at the time being heavy in the Internet Marketing niche I checked out every item personally and did not/do not listen to other peoples advice.

    Your input has definitely helped me understand more clearly why we get some of the questions we do when i think "why are they asking this?" and "why aren't they just trying it themselves and applying themselves to their own project?" I often think instead of asking questions why are they not just doing something instead seeing for themselves.

    A sincere thank you.

    Sincerely, Joe

  • Kirk Ward

    i think "why are they asking this?" and "why aren't they just trying it themselves and applying themselves to their own project?" I often think instead of asking questions why are they not just doing something instead seeing for themselves.

    I think most consumers are like me, paranoid that something they do is going to mess up all the intricate pieces of plugins and code they have accumulated. To me, code is mysterious. But, I see things that are done, and know that when someone tells me something can't be done, they may not be aware of the possibilities.

    There is too much in code for any one person to know all the answers. There is too much possible to say that something can't be done.

    The only way to get an answer is dig, and dig, and dig.

    Thanks for your help.

    And, returning to the ProSites question ... does it use "Roles" or "Capabilities" in any way to manage the different levels permissions?

  • Aaron

    The closest thing to what you are describing is probably the Limit Publishing module. You will have to set a paid level that does have access to it though, as that's how Pro Sites is designed, to upsell.

    If you don't want to give even paid sites page privileges, then my recommendation also would to be to use one of those role plugins mentioned above to just wipe out page capabilities for all roles. That's what they are designed for.

  • Kirk Ward

    Thanks Aaron.

    I was looking at the Advanced Access Manager and the popup that it gave that stated that it created a new site admin threw me. The other one, the User Role Editor plugin stated that it did not allow changing the capabilities of admins.

    I have asked someone to look at them and give me guidance, but one scared me and the other said it wouldn't do what I needed.

    I guess this is all just a part of life in the fast lane.

    Too bad I'm so dad-blamed slow.

  • Kirk Ward

    P.S. - About the upsell thing. I am trying to differentiate between the posts and the pages so that I can reserve the pages as products to allow as an upsell. For example, the blogger can create all the posts they want, but if they want to sell product "A" on their site, they would have to pay for it, and it would only release access to the hidden page that I had previously created. Them creating pages would muck up the menu and hierarchy I have designed.

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