Many of our sites, such as the sites for our various schools and programs, use a two-tier editorial access model.

  • The administrator-like tier is the “Operations” role. This role is assigned to those limited number of staff who are responsible for the school’s editorial and messaging strategy. Users with the Operations role can edit all pages in the site.
  • The default user-tier is the “Web Editors” role. This role is assigned to additional editors who need to edit only some pages in the site.

A general practice in many sites is that particular sensitive pages (such as program home-pages) will be restricted to only the Operations role, while other pages that need regular updates by staff throughout the program will be open to editing by both Operations and Web Editors.

Setting the editorial level of content

In sites that use this two-tier editorial access model each page will have a control on its settings for for setting the Editors of that page.

The default setting for content is to allow editing of this page by only Operations if the user creating the page has the Operations role and both Operations and Web Editors if the user creating the page has the Web Editor role.

If the option for “Operations” is selected, then Web Editors will not be able to edit this page.

Screen-shot of the choice between only Operations role or both Operations and Web Editors roles.

Screen-shot of the choice between only Operations role or both Operations and Web Editors roles.