This release is the first step toward fixing some issues raised by philippe7v7 in the WordPress forums. Basically, philippe7v7 pointed out the fact that any Super Admin with permission to activate/deactivate network plugins could simply deactivate this plugin to give themselves full Super Admin capabilities; and that any Super Admin with permission to edit plugins could simply edit this plugin to give themselves full capabilities.
This release removes the action links (Activate, Deactivate, Edit and Delete) from this plugin when shown in the list of network plugins if the user doesn’t have the manage_esa_options capability.
Yet another update for Extended Super Admins has been released to the public. This version does not really include very many backend changes; but it does drastically change the user interface for the plugin.
As always, the plugin is available for download from the WordPress repository.
Over the last few days, I’ve released a handful of new versions for this plugin. The current stable version is 0.5a, which finally fixes a frustrating bug identified by RavanH. Basically, in certain installations of WordPress, under specific circumstances, it was impossible to delete roles once you’d created them. Instead, each time you tried to delete a role, that role would persist and a new empty role would be created. Continue reading
I’ve gone ahead and released the Extended Super Admins plugin into the public WordPress repository. Hopefully the plugin will get more usage and testing that way. As is mentioned below, please report (through the WordPress forums, comments on this blog post, my e-mail or on Twitter) if you find any issues or bugs in the plugin. It is still very much in the alpha stage and will need quite a bit more testing before it becomes stable.
This plugin was developed by Curtiss Grymala for the University of Mary Washington. It is licensed under the GPL2; so please feel free to take it, break it and fix it however you want. Just make sure the initial credit and license information stays in tact.
Following is the information from the readme file: Continue reading
Before releasing this plugin to the general public, I would really like to have some people test it and look for any bugs or scalability issues that may be present. That is why I’m posting it here.
What does this plugin do?
This plugin allows users to create multiple levels of Super Admin users within a WordPress Multi Site installation. Out of the box, in order for a user in WordPress Multi Site to have any control over network settings, they have to be granted full Super Admin status. This plugin changes that. You can create multiple roles and have granular control over the capabilities that each role has. Then, you can assign any Super Admins you desire to that role. Continue reading