Roles and permissions

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I’ve improved permissions and roles

When you first install the Church Admin plugin, the default is that only users with “administrator” role can access the backend admin area.

Any users created by registering/editing the address list are given a very basic “subscriber” role – they cannot create posts or pages etc.

There are two ways of allowing access to parts of the Church Admin backend,other than administrators.


If you go to Church Admin>Settings> Roles you can set different modules of the plugin to be accessed by different roles (like subscriber, author, contributor, editor, administrator). By default the plugin has these set to administrator (in practice anyone who is allowed to manage_options)
This is easiest and safest!


If you want to grant access to certain parts of the plugin, but not allow people to be able to post, then name based permission is the way to go.
Firstly the people need to have their directory entry tied to their user account.
The head to Church Admin>Settings>Permissions

Type in people’s names for the different items and click save at the bottom.
NOTE: Administrators can always access everything.

If it all goes wrong, then you can check “Delete all user permissions” and click save, to reset back to roles based access.



Andy Moyle is an experienced church planter based in the United Kingdom. He helps to serve and shape church planting in the mainland of Europe for the Relational Mission family of churches. The Church Admin plugin has been a labour of love for nearly 20 years serving the worldwide church and is used by churches of 50 and churches of thousands!