ACF Options

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John Visser

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Apr 1, 2021, 1:31:03 PMApr 1
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Hey, group.

I've enabled an Options page in Advanced Custom Fields so a client can add/remove/edit some stuff on their website in a single location.

It's visible and works just fine with admin access, but not with any other role. Am I missing something?

This is what I have in the functions.php file:

// add Site Settings page with ACF
if(function_exists('acf_add_options_page')) {
   acf_add_options_page(
      array(
         'page_title' => 'Site Settings',
         'menu_title' => 'Site Settings',
         'menu_slug'  => 'site-settings',
         'capability' => 'manage_options'
      )
   );
}


~john

Nick Ciske

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Apr 1, 2021, 2:17:15 PMApr 1
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Changing ACF options requires the “manage_options” capability by default, which only Administrator role users have by default.

You could grant that capability to other roles (using a role manager plugin like Members) but that gives them access to all WP options.

You can also adjust the capability required to see that page/manage options by passing it to the acf_add_options_page call (which you’re doing, but you’re passing the default capability of manage_options).

Change it to edit_posts or another capability shared by the users you want to see this, or use a custom capability and grant that to the roles that should have access. Just be careful you don’t open it up too wide (e.g. read would be a bad idea).

 'capability' => 'manage_options'

to

 'capability' => ‘edit_posts'

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Nick Ciske

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Apr 1, 2021, 2:19:32 PMApr 1
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My bad! It defaults to edit_posts but you overrode it to manage_options, hence your issue.

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John Visser

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Apr 1, 2021, 2:24:28 PMApr 1
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Ah! Duh. :)

Thank you!

~john


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