[wp-hackers] Managing a lot of content editors, roles and permissions

Mike Burns mike at grady-etc.com
Thu Aug 1 02:16:41 UTC 2013

I work at Boston University supporting several large WPMS installs.  We have quite a few large page hierarchies across our 800+ sites, many of which are maintained across organizational divisions.  We recently released a suite of workflow oriented plugins that address issues that surfaced in our environment.


The section editing plugin sits on top of the built-in roles and capabilities system, enhancing it to support more granular permissions (restrict editing to specific pages / sections) which can be assigned to groups of content editors.  May be of use if you ever reconsider leveraging plug-ins.


On Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Dino Termini wrote:

> Hello list,
> I am working on a large scale website which has multiple sections 
> (roughly associated to departments in the organization), and each 
> section has its own group of contributors, editors, publishers and 
> administrators. We will be using WordPress MU to segment content editors 
> and assign appropriate roles and privileges to each of them. The site 
> has currently about 80 editors.
> We've also looked at plugins that extend WP's roles and capabilities, 
> but we would prefer using as much off-the-shelf functionality as possible.
> I was wondering if the list has any pointers to share about best 
> practices, do's and dont's, etc, on setting up a permission management 
> layer in WP for large scale websites.
> Thank you,
> Dino.
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