WordPress site builders are fortunate that we have some many powerful builders. A common question that arises is if the builder is “client friendly?” The site builder may be expected to deal with the complexities of advanced builder options, but many client just want to be content creators and don’t want to learn a complex system just to update some text and images.
Cwicly is a very powerful and flexible addon for Gutenberg which could be intimidating for content creators. The Cwicly solution is the new Role Editor feature. This video takes a look at the new Role Editor.
The video has the full walk-through. What follows after the video is a summary.
Some of the Advanced Cwicly Areas
In the Editor
There is the left side quick block inserter, the library of predesigned templates, the global settings area, and the Cwcily navigator.
In the block options bar on the right there are many setting areas, such as the Primary, Design, and Advanced tabs. Also within each tab there are other settings areas.
Then of course there are all of the Cwicly blocks:
The Theme Builder Area
You can manage and create new theme templates in the Cwicly Themer UI.
There is the Settings menu.
And the new Role Editor:
First there is the list of roles. Pick the role you want to adjust access for. Note, by default the administrator gets access to all features and the other roles have everything disabled, except the blocks.
These are the buttons around the UI for accessing features and settings.
These are the many block-based settings.
In toolbar on individual blocks in the editor and access to pseudo classes.
And the list of blocks.
Here are my conclusions about the new Cwicly Role Editor:
- This is not a 100% solution. People still need to deal with core block, but it is a big step. Note that there are plugins and a filter for limiting the core blocks that show (which are not part of Cwicly).
- This is a first version and I’m sure there will be more refinements as the team gets user feedback.
- The Role Editor will help in situations where a content editor needs only limited access to the full range of features.