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Manage Admins and Moderators Errors
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Nov 18, 2020 - 2:50 pm

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A couple of issues with Manage Admins and Moderators 

1) If an admin over admins creates a new admin with limited capabilities checked, the script saves all the capabilities as checked. If an admin again clicks to deactivate some capabilities and clicks "Update Admin Capabilities", still the forum scripts save the new admin with all capabilities. This is a rather problematic bug. We should be able to limit access to certain admins, but the forum script does not save to the database table selectively.

2) If an admin wants to sort through the subscribers to assign an admin, using "Add New Admins" and the number of subscribers exceeds three digits (101,102,103...) the clickable number pagination below the subscribers overlap each other making a selection impossible. This is a CSS coding issue.

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Simple Press
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Nov 18, 2020 - 6:54 pm



Thanks for the report.  Here is what I've found so far.

1. I can't reproduce the issue with the partial permissions for new admins.  Is there any JS errors in your browser console?  Or maybe there's a conflict with a plugin or theme?

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2. For the 3 digit page numbers, I see the issue and will add it as a lower priority item for resolution at a later date.  You can work around the issue by reducing the number of pages with a search (the search box is in the upper right of the ADD NEW ADMINS box).  When you have that many users though, a search is the most efficient way to find the person you're looking for anyway.  Since there's a work-around I can't add it as an issue with the highest priority (no work-around) item to our ticketing system.  But it's on our radar now!


Indiana, USA
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Nov 18, 2020 - 8:43 pm

Hello... Thanks for the swift reply.

I tried saving the partial permissions for the new admin after a few hours and this time it saved properly. I am not sure why it did not work after multiple tries earlier? There was nothing in the error log nor any errors shown in the browser. We are not using a WordPress cache and the browser was cleared of default cached content. There is obviously a reason, but it escapes me what it is.

Thanks again!

Simple Press
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Nov 18, 2020 - 9:09 pm

Oh, weird.  Let me know if it happens again or if you can find a way to consistently reproduce it.  


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