3.14.6 PublishPress Authors Pro
” Block Access” is one of the most popular features of the PublishPress Blocks plugin. This feature allows you to control which blocks are available for different user roles.
For example, if you want to prevent certain user roles from adding “Form” blocks, you can use this feature to prevent them from doing so.
In Blocks version 2.10, we have simplified the “Block Access” feature. The system is now based on user roles and is very similar to the PublishPress Capabilities plugin.
First, go to “Blocks”, then “Block Access”.
In the upper left corner, you can select the user role you want to edit.
Block Access Example
One of the most common uses of the Block Access feature is to remove blocks for low-level users.
In the image below, I have selected the Author role and disabled all blocks except for a few key blocks such as paragraphs, headings, lists and images.
This article is useful because there is something confusing about the system of moving meta boxes. Yes, you can move some meta boxes up and down, but you cannot move the default box. The image below highlights the difference between the default box and the box added by the plugin.
In the image above, it is not possible to move anything in the “default” area. You can hide these meta boxes using the “Editor Features” option in the PublishPress Capabilities plugin, but they cannot be reordered.
There is another confusing aspect of these meta boxes. They can be moved in and out of the sidebar.
In the image below, I want to move the “Yoast SEO Premium” meta box, so I click the down arrow.