Advanced Ads comes with different capabilities for users to manage ads. They can be grouped into 3 types:

  1. managing plugin options
  2. creating and managing ads, groups and placements
  3. inserting ads into post content

Basic capability setup

By default, page admins can do everything. If you select the appropriate option in the plugin settings then also editors can create and manage ads. By default, other default user groups can’t do anything.

Capability roles

With Advanced Ads Pro there are 3 capability roles that you can also assign to individual users:

  • Ad Admin – can do everything
  • Ad Manager – can manage new and existing ads, but not change plugin options
  • Ad User – can only see the Ad icon in the post content editor

You can assign these user roles to each user individually. Just go to Users > All Users and select their profile, then scroll down until you see the following option:

user role select field

The role you select here will be added in addition to the existing user role and not override it. So with this option it is possible to give a post author access to manage ads without making him a site admin or editor.

What else you need to know

Every Ad Admin and Ad Manager has also the right to use HTML and upload images. These rights are not limited to ads, so that an author with one of these ad related roles also has these capabilities site-wide, while in a standard WordPress environment he doesn’t. Please keep this in mind when giving anybody access to these roles.

If you have Advanced Ads Pro activated before version 1.2.5 you need to disable and enable it again to make use of these user roles.

If you are using the Member-plugin, you can adjust the individual capabilities.

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