Hi All – I am wondering if anyone works with freelance writers and may have solved the following issue.
I have started to migrate our news and lifestyle website coming from Wordpress and finding that publishing to the CMS as an individual writer will be an issue since contributors to the editor mean they can edit the whole site. There is no way, that I know of, to granularly give access to a writer to their own posts, or restrict access to a specific collection in any other way. I currently have the Ecommerce Plus plan, which means our team of writers also have access to edit products and such. There are ways to restrict content from being edited through the designer but this also means that it would affect other internal structured roles.
Wordpress has options to assign, for example, Subscriber, Contributor, Editors, and Admin roles. In addition, there are plugins that allow you to create custom roles based on needs. These roles would limit the visibility of the different custom post types (collections) and allow for workflows (like Draft, Pending Review, Published) to be created.
At the moment, we have about 12 writers and thinking that the immediate solution might be to set up and external platform/service of some sort that can plug into Webflow’s API. Some samples are:
- Or maybe just even Wordpress and Zapier
There is also the possibility of maybe using MemberStack.io to create the different roles and access pages together with form submissions to maybe create a front end portal for our writers. Trying to figure an easy way to create a proof of concept before going any further.
I am also wondering if anyone knows if Webflow has any near plans to upgrade their CMS to be more robust. I think I read or watch something about how the Webflow CMS lacks such features and may someday improve but no timeline.
Hope all of this makes sense and will continue to post any findings here.
Here is my public share link: https://sandbox.hobokenlife.co