Is it possible to have several users in the same chapter all with the author role?


#1

Is it possible to have several users in the same chapter all with the author role allowing them to edit the chapter? If so how? I can assign only one owner to the chapter which makes me wonder how to accomplish the above.


#2

This is WordPress functionality, which Pressbooks inherits:

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So, users in Pressbooks with a role of author in a given book can create and edit chapters of their own but cannot edit others’ chapters. Only users with a role of editor or higher in a given book can edit others’ chapters.

See also:

https://guide.pressbooks.com/chapter/users/


#3

Thank you. To be sure that I am not missing out a possibility:

A chapter can only have one owner?


#4

Yes. Again— that is standard WordPress behaviour.


#5

I tried the premium add-on “Multiple Authors” for the “PublishPress” Wordpress plugin. This add-on allows to add several authors to a chapter giving them all the possibility to edit the chapter while having the author role for the book.

I did not find any breaking of Pressbooks functionality so far.


#6

This plugin enables multiple authors and is open source:

https://vip.wordpress.com/plugins/co-authors-plus/

Limitation: Co-Authors cannot access revisions. See: https://github.com/Automattic/Co-Authors-Plus/issues/196