Overview Custom Roles Add-on

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The Custom Roles add-on supplements the Access Manager plugin. This add-on lets you map custom WP Roles to KB Roles.

By combining Custom Roles and KB Groups add-ons you will be able to map WP Roles against KB Groups and Roles.

On the Role Mappings screen, choose any custom or built-in WP Role and corresponding KB Role:

Knowledge Base custom roles mapping for Access Manager
Knowledge Base custom roles mapping for Access Manager

Custom Roles and KB Group Example

The following two examples show WP Roles from third party plugins mapped to KB Groups and KB roles:

  • Map Shop Worker to Warehouse group with KB Subscriber role
    • When a user is registered with or assigned the Shop Worker role as defined by Easy Digital Downloads they will have the same access as KB Group Warehouse with KB Subscriber role. This will allow shop workers to view all Articles assigned to the Warehouse Group.
  • Map Shop Manager to Office group with KB Editor role:
    • When a user is registered with or assigned the Shop Manager role as defined by Easy Digital Downloads they will have the same access as KB Group called Office with the KB Editor role. Shop managers will be able to View / Edit / Delete / Update all Articles assigned to the Office Group.
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