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WordPress, roles and capabilities

Answered => “Is there a WordPress plugin that allows blog posts to be locked from editing by anyone that doesn’t have administrator access?” on Quora.

=> My answer…

Hillary Meister is correct, managing capabilites should get the job done. FWIW, I’ve been using Justin Tadlock’s Members plugin. As we’d all agree, Justin knows his WordPress stuff.

If for some reason you’d prefer not to use a plugin, there is an alt-method that might work. You can also set up a “twin” user name for each user. One is for letting them login, add content, edit a draft, etc. All the usual stuff. The other would be the user you assign to the post just prior to publishing. With the post being published under another user, and no one having/knowing the credentials to the for-publishing-only twin, such posts would be off limits to everyone but admins.

There is actually an advantage and special use case to this strategy over a WordPress Plugins for capabilities. For example, if you have multiple users that need to contribute content via different accounts but the content needs to be published under a single user identity (e.g. company name) the twinning strategy would allow for that. That is, many people contributing content but the content being published/displayed as if entered by a single user.

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