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I setup a custom post type employee with an agent role that mimics an author role for this particular post type, and so far everything is working fine, except that when I created a test user and granted it an agent role, the dashboard that test sees is empty as in:

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I was hoping it would be something like what an author user would see, like:

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Could anyone please help me on this? Thanks in advance.

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This support forum thread has both an explanation and a code snippet that you might be able to work up into a solution.

The "Right Now" widget is tied to the edit_posts capability. I don't know about the incoming links widget or quick post widget, but I'd guess it's the same issue of either requiring edit_posts or another similar post-specific capability.

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sweet. def'ly one good direction to point me to. will work on it and let you know what happens. thanks, @mrwweb – Ana Ban May 10 '12 at 15:35

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