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Permission to edit events

Posted: August 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm


August 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Using the espresso permissions plugin I have given a content editor permission to add and manage events however when they login they can ADD events but not edit them. They see the message: “Sorry, you do not have permission to edit this event.” Here are my permission settings:

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

August 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

Editors don’t have permission to edit other users’ events. Just their own. In R&P Pro there is an Event Admin user role who should have permission to edit other users’ events.


August 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Thanks Chris, but this event was created by the same user trying to edit it.

I also just created a brand new event as the editor and then tried to edit it and got the same problem.


August 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Also just tried delete and that worked no problems.

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

August 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

Has this site been migrated from another install? We’ve seen issues in the past where the user ID of the actual editor who owns the event was not the user ID in the wp_users table due to a db migration, so they weren’t able to access their own events.

You might also try going into the roles and re-saving the settings and then go into that user and re-saving the settings there.


August 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Hi. No migration. It was a fresh install. I tried re-saving the user, the role, and the permissions but still have the same issue.

I also checked the wp_users table for the editor’s ID (which is 2) and the wp_user column in event_details table and they match.

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

August 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

Please send WordPress admin level log in credentials via the contact form on this page:

Select the “I am sending login info as requested” department form.

Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

August 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Craig thanks for sending the login info. I changed the role for that user to “Espresso Master Admin” and now it seems to work.

Even though you had the right capabilities set up for the “Editor” role, these users are not allowed to edit the events. You have to assign a user one of the Event Espresso specific roles in order for the permissions to work. If you want to allow the “Espresso Master Admin” role to create/edit posts etc, you will need to set up the capabilities for that role.

Hope that helps.


August 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Thanks Seth, worked a treat!

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