As an administrator, you gain full control over how points are managed, displayed or even what they are called. You can name and re-name points at any time and myCRED even supports white-labeling which allows you to replace the “myCRED” name with your own.
When it comes to points management, administrators an add / remove points from users along with editing or removing log entries.
myCRED supports up to two types of users to manage points:
Point Editors can edit balances and view / export log entries. So if you have a deducated role setup in your WordPress installation that can manage users but not settings, you can assign them to also be point editors. Point editors however can not change any plugin related settings e.g. which hooks to use and how much points to give.
Just like the WordPress administrator role, Point Administrators have full access to all myCRED features.
Figure 1. Capabilities based on admin type.
|Task||Point Editor||Point Admin|
|View Users History|
|Adjust Balance with log entry|
|Edit Log Entry|
|Adjust Balance without log entry|
When “Point Editors” adjusts a users balance, myCRED will require that they enter a log entry with the adjustment. Administrators however can adjust a users balance without a log entry.
“Point Editors” and “Point Administrators” are identified using capabilities and not roles. This way, you can create custom roles and still have access to myCRED features.
By default, “Point Editors” are identified via the
export capability while “Point Administrators” are identified using the
manage_options capability. It is imperative that you keep this in mind when you adjust your roles and capabilities in WordPress or you run the risk of locking yourself out of myCRED.
If you for example choose to disable the
export capability in order to disable WordPress exports, you will need to make sure you set a different capability in myCRED to identify “Point Editors”.
Figure 2. In case you lock yourself out of your myCRED settings after changing the capability settings, you can use the code snippet below to allow your account to access the settings again. Remember to remove it once you have corrected your myCRED security settings.
Editing Users Balance
Administrators with balance edit capabilities can edit your users balances on the Users page in your admin area. myCRED will add in a column in your list of users for each point type you have installed. Hovering your mouse over a particular user will reveal two options:
- History – Takes you to the log page where the selected users log entries are shown and
- Adjust – Brings up the balance editor modal where you can edit their balance.
As of version 1.7, you can also adjust a users balance with a log entry and see their recent activity.
Viewing Users Balance
When you edit a particular user in your admin area, myCRED will insert their balance on the edit screen. If you have multiple point types installed, myCRED will show each balance they are not excluded from.