By default, access for editing posts and pages is granted only to administrators and editors. The Editor Access Manager plugin that allows you to grant access to specific user groups or users to edit selected posts and pages.
Once the Editor Access Manager plugin has been activated in Plugins > All Plugins you’ll see a new Editorial Access Module in the post editor where you set editorial access.
Set Editorial Access
You set editorial access as follows:
1. Scroll down to the Editorial Access Module.
Here’s where it is located in the block editor:
Here’s is where it is located in the Classic Editor.
2. Select Roles or Users.
- Roles – allows any user assigned that user role to edit the post/page.
- Users – used to specify the username of users who can edit the post/page.
A drop down list of user roles appears if you select by Roles and you click on the user role you want to be able to edit the the post/page. The subscriber user role doesn’t appear in the list as subscribers have limited dashboard access.
A drop down list of users appears if you select by User and you click on the user(s) you want to be able to edit the the post/page. Subscribers doesn’t appear in the list as subscribers have limited dashboard access.
3. Click Update.
Ability to edit content for user roles assigned either the author or contributor role is granted via the Edit Post link or Edit Page link in the admin bar of a post or page. These users won’t see an Edit link option in Posts > All Posts and Pages > All Pages underneath posts or pages they’ve been granted editor access.
To edit the author or contributor needs to click on the Edit Post link or Edit Page link which opens up the post or page in Edit mode.