Divi – Role Editor Overview

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In this video series I’m going to go through the Divi Role Editor.  The Divi Role Editor gives you control over what each WordPress User Role can do within the Divi Theme.  For each role, you can disable certain actions which will limit how the builder can be used for users that have each role.  This is a great way for you to give access to your employees and limit what the they can do.  This can help prevent them from accessing features that could ruin your website design.

To get to this editor, click on Divi on the left sidebar, then Role Editor.

At the top you’ll see all the different roles that you have within WordPress.  There are four by default.  Some plugins may create more roles, so if you see more than what I have displayed here, one of your plugins may have created a role.  There are also plugins that allow you to create custom roles.  If you have a lot of people who will been access for different parts of your website, I’d recommend looking into adding more roles.

The first tab is for Administrators.  I would limit the number of administrators on your site as much as possible.  See the Adding Users video in the WordPress Basics series for more info on user roles.  This role has the most permissions on your site with full rights to everything.  It would be rare that I would edit the roles for Administrators since they should have the most permissions.  It would be more likely to edit the Editor, Author, or Contributor roles for you employees.

I’ll quickly go through the options to give you an idea what each section does.  At the top is the high level theme privileges.  Here you can limit access to the main Divi menu items such as the Theme Options, Library, Split Testing, Theme Customizer, Module Customizer, Page Options, or Portability.  In other videos in this series I’ll go into more detail of each of these options.

The next set of options is the Builder Interface.  Here you can limit high level actions within the builder.  They are: Add and Delete Items, Edit Items, Move Items, Disable Items, Lock Items, Toggle Divi Builder, and Load Layout.  You may want to enable the editing of items, but disable the ability to move or delete items within the builder. You can also disable access to the Divi Builder altogether.

The Library Roles allow you to control access to the Library. You can also disable users from editing Global Modules. Since changes made to global modules often have worse implications, it’s sometimes safer not to allow your clients to edit them at all.

Your options are to enable or disable Save to Library, Add from Library, and Edit Global Items.

The Settings Tab Roles refer to the three categories of options available within the settings box of every modules, row and section. These settings tabs are: General Settings, Advanced Design Settings, and Custom CSS. Usually everything you need to build a website can be found in the General Settings, but if you want to get a little more advanced then you can move on to the Design Setting and Custom CSS tabs. Sometimes it might be a good idea to disable these for your employers or contractors.

In addition to being able to disable entire settings tabs, the Settings Types give you control of the types of settings available within those tabs. This gives you even more fined tuned control over what your staff can edit. For example, you might want to only allow your clients to control the Text content of modules, but stop them from adjusting colors and layout options.

The Module Use allows you to disable the use of entire modules. When a module is disabled for a user, they will be unable to edit modules of that type or add new modules of that type to the page. For example, you may want to disable every mode except for the Text and Image modules if you really want to keep things streamlined for your clients.

Divi now includes a custom portability system that makes it easier than to import and export Divi Library Packs, Theme Customizer Settings, Theme Options and Divi Roles from one website to another, back them up or share them.  Here you can turn off the ability to export or import for the Customizer Settings, Theme Options, Editor Settings, Builder Layout, or Builder Layouts.

Now I’ll quickly show you the Editor Roles.  These will be the same options, but there will be less options because WordPress already limits their access compared to Administrators.

The Author and Contributors is very similar to the Editor so I’m not going to go through those.

Again, for more information on the difference in WordPress user roles, check out the Adding Users video in the WordPress Basics series.

That’s it for this video.  I’ll see you in the next one.

WordPress Divi Theme
Purchasing & Installing
   Purchase Divi Theme   (7:46)
   Installing Theme   (1:44)
Divi Builder
  Default Editor vs Divi Builder   (3:18)
   Page Settings   (1:05)
   Post Settings
Sections, Rows, Modules (SRMs)
  SRMs Overview
   SRMs Settings Tabs
  Adding SRMs
  Cloning SRMs
  Deleting SRMs
  Moving SRMs
  Changing Structures of Rows
   Types of Modules
   Types of Full Width Modules
Theme Options
   General Theme Options
   Navigation Theme Options
   Layout Theme Options
   Ads Theme Options
   SEO Theme Options
   Integration Theme Options
   Updates Theme Options
   Theme Customizer
   Module Customizer
Role Editor
   Role Editor Overview
   High Level Theme Privileges
   Builder Interface
   Library Settings
   Settings Tabs & Types
   Module Use
   Divi Library
   Global Items
   Premade Layouts
  Saving to the Library
  Loading from Library

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