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I have a list of CPT's called resources. I want each resource to be assignable to any number of users. The assignment would preferably occur by an admin, logging in, nav'ing to that users email, and seeing a checkbox list of all available resources, they could then check a box next to resource A, and then the user has access to resource A. There will be like 150 resources so its not a short list.

Any ideas?

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This is something you can achieve with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. The trick is to use the ACF_LITE mode, which would let you define a dynamic list of user profile fields from functions.php. You could iterate over each post type and display a checkbox for it. Then use the edit_user_profile_update hook to call $user->add_cap('edit_[resource]') or $user->remove_cap('edit_[resource]'), etc.

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I was unable to find the ACF_LITE reference on the ACF site. Any more clarity you can provide? – TJ Sherrill Jun 9 '14 at 16:14
Ah, yes, I've linked ACF_LITE up above to add some context. – Dan Phiffer Jun 9 '14 at 17:28
thanks. This was very helpful – TJ Sherrill Jun 10 '14 at 18:13

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