WP-CMS Post Control 2.22
Post Control from WordPress CMS Modifications gives you complete control over your write options for every user level/role. It not only allows you to hides unwanted items like custom fields, trackbacks, revisions etc. but also gives you a whole lot more control over how WordPress deals with creating content
First time install
You can use the built-in WordPress add plugin system to install Post Control once logged into your site, it’s quick and easy!
If you want to manually upload and install:
Get the latest version of this plugin at the official WordPress plugin directory.
Decompress .zip file, retaining file structure.
Upload directory wp-cms-post-control and all containing files to your plugins directory – normally /wp-content/plugins/
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Configure options through Settings > Post Control
Update existing install
The automatic plugin update feature of WordPress works fine with this plugin. If your server supports it you should certainly use this as it’s the easiest way to keep your plugins up-to-date.
IMPORTANT When you upgrade, you should go to the options page and re-save your Post Control options to refresh the settings.
I’m using v2.x and I have some error messages appear at the top of the screen.
2.2 (and above) fixes this glitch – thanks for the feedback! The last nag was caught in v2.2 when no options were selected.
I used versions of this plugin prior to v2 and sometimes the controls wouldn’t re-appear once deactivated.
2.0 and above is a complete re-write using a new method to remove the controls. Because of this, these issues are now completely resolved.
Can you change the options for any user role?
YES! Administrators, editors, authors and contributors can all have different settings.
Can devious users still reveal the controls if they are hidden using tools like Firebug?
NO! All of the core controls are removed in a completely different way now – not just hidden with CSS. They can’t be revealed by hacking the browser rendered CSS, as they are not even rendered to the page anywhere!
What options get used if I hide a control – like pingbacks and trackbacks?
The global options you set in the main WordPress options are used.
How do I delete the option(s) out of my database permanently?
In v2.1 and above just dectivate the plugin and then delete it using the WordPress plugin page option (not just of your server via FTP!). When the plugin is deleted through WordPress, it also deletes the option(s) from the database options table that are created.
What happens if I activate/deactivate this plugin?
In v2.1 the options are set to be persistent – so if you deactivate the plugin and re-enable it, the settings will remain saved. Delete the plugin to delete the saved database options.
I installed v.2.0 and I dont have autosave and other options
These are now restored in v2.1 and above. Click on the core functions link at the top of the screen, or Post Control Core in the sidebar under Settings to turn off autosaves, revisions and the Flash uploader.
It’s not working!
Make sure you are using the latest version! V2.0+ is designed for WordPress 2.9 and above. If you are using a version older than that, you will have to use an older version of the plugin – and really should think about upgrading, this plugin is ready for you!
Ensure you have the plugin installed in the correct directory – you should have a directory called wp-cms-post-control in your plugins directory. Inside there should be another directory called inc.
What you got planned?
I’ve got quite a few things I’d like to do with this plugin, but don’t hold your breath waiting for them to happen… you may burst!
Wow, good work – I LOVE this plugin, and you did it all by yourself?
What began as inherited code has now been completely re-written in v2.0 to use new methods and best practices in WordPress plugin development by Jonny. The first codebase began as a plugin build by Brady J. Frey and I maintained this version for some time, but version 2 is a complete re-write from the ground up.
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