Author can't "Publish & Send" posts


having migrated the web site of our sports club from Wordpress to Ghost, one of the reasons was the easy implementation of great looking newsletters (although the still missing localization is really a mess to hack / deal with).

Unfortunately I’m running into an issue here. A new post on the homepage should be sent to subscribers as newsletter, but our staff in the “Author” rule are missing the “Publish & Send” option - they only can publish the post, but of course this is not sent as newsletter then.

What did I miss here? I searched through the complete admin backend but did not find the “missing checkbox” to give the authors newsletter permission.

It’s not quite convenient that I need to check the homepage daily for new posts, then unpublish and re-publish them with the “Publish & Send” option I have as the admin.

Any ideas are highly appreciated.


Hey Marco :wave:

You’re right - this doesn’t make much sense. We made email sending permissions quite restrictive when we first started developing newsletters for Ghost to try and avoid any email accidents — and then kind of forgot all about it since then!

We’re now revisiting this, thanks to your message, so hope to make some improvements here soon.

In the meantime, the workaround (currently) would be that you need to assign an admin role to anyone who you want to be able to send emails — or (as you already mentioned) — do the unpublish/republish dance

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Thanks @John ! :blush:

Admin role or anything above author is not an option here … so I need to do the “dance” until it’s fixed.

Thanks for the feedback!