We would like to restrict access within the WordPress dashboard to the "subscriber" role settings but also have the ability for that user to access the CiviCRM. The only way we can get the CiviCRM link to show in the left navigation is to set the user's role to admin which we don't want. I found this thread here. How to show CiviCRM menu for non admin role using WordPress? However, we have not blocked any access to the menus so there does not seem to be an answer there for us.
We've adjusted the settings through CiviCRM > administer > Users & Permissions > Permissions (Access Control) > WordPress Access Control. So far, we haven't had any luck.
It looks like in the screenshot here that it is possible. (refer to the image in the WordPress Access Control section. https://book.civicrm.org/user/current/initial-set-up/permissions-and-access-control/ I only see the left navigation links for subscriber plus CiviCRM.
Thanks for any and all suggestions.