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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#30467 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

4.1 Distraction free fails for Editor to edit other posts by authors, contributors, but fine with Administrator role

Reported by: LPH2005 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


WP 4.1 beta 2- 30527

The new distraction free editor works fine for the administrator role, however, the user with editor role cannot edit posts contributed by others. The same posts may be edited by an administrator account.

With a user with editor roles, the visual editor remains blank during typing until red dots appear. This post can be seen properly by the administrator.

A user with contributor role can create a post and submit. The user with editor role can see the post listing but clicking on edit brings up a blank visual editor. The post title shows, sidebars shows. The two tabs are visual and text but neither show text written by the contributor.

Change History (3)

#1 @rachelbaker
3 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

I wasn't able to reproduce any of these on WP 4.1 beta 2- r30532 using the Twentyfifteen theme.

These are the steps I followed trying to reproduce the issues reported:

Logged in as user with editor role

  • confirmed I could edit a post submitted for review a contributor user.
  • confirmed I could publish the edited post from the contributor user.
  • confirmed I could create a new post, type, and view the content within the visual editor as expected.

Logged in as user with contributor role

  • confirmed I could create a new post and was unable to publish the post, I was only able to submit for review as expected.

LPH2005, could a plugin or theme you have installed be causing these issues?

#2 @LPH2005
3 years ago


I appreciate you double checking. The problem still exists when changing to the default theme but I looked - and there were six plugins network activated!

After deactivating all six then the editor account worked. I then added one back at a time until the culprit was found. "Embed any document" network activated returns a "you do not have permission" for the editor account - shown at the bottom left of the page.

I'll contact the author of the plugin and let them know.

Glad this wasn't a WP issue after all !

#3 @iseulde
3 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version trunk deleted
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