Permissions and roles

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.

So what’s new?

Up until today’s update v2.776800 the “Directory” setting covered quite a lot of the plugin – I’ve added a few more areas in like Kidswork.
If you are using name based permissions, definitely check the settings!
For roles – the new areas will be administrator only by default until you edit them

The app has had a bug fixed in the address list section – the links work properly in this update.

If you don’t yet have the app – not only does it put all your organisation in the hands of the congregation on their phones and tablets, it gives you push messaging and unlocks fantastic online PayPal giving tools.

You can purchase the app from your website at Church Admin>App or by clicking on the button below…