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Plugin capabilities

I created an interface that allows users to do a certain number of actions, each of them having a capability associated (including accessing the interface). I would like to have a base capability ...
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68 views

Odd behaviour with submenu link creation

I'm trying to develop a plugin that needs to add two pages to the dashboard side-bar menu. One of these being a main category. Everything is fine, except for the second submenu item for the settings ...
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How to Structure a New Role/Capability Scheme?

I have a situation where I need users to be flagged as "Instructors" on a site. That role should basically be whatever the user's current role is with the added capability to see comments from ...
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Create a custom capability to allow an 'Editor' to edit only 'Subscriber' users

I want to create a new "Moderator" role (in between Administrator and Editor), that can edit only "Subscriber" type user accounts. I can create the role and add existing wp capabilities, but I don't ...
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Capabilities for custom post type visible in backend but not working

In my plugin I have created a custom post type and defined capabilities for both the subscriber and the administrator role. When I go into the backend and look at the capabilities that are in the ...
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1answer
177 views

WordPress Capabilities: edit_user vs edit_users

The official documentation only mentions edit_users, but in the source I found many places are using edit_user, what is the difference? Are there any conventions for singular and plural capabilities? ...
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what's the meaning of the field wp_capabilities in table wp_usermeta

I am new to wordpress, in table wp_usermeta I notice that we have a row meta_key meta_value wp_capabilities a:1:{s:13:"administrator";b:1;} First, what's the meaning of ...
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Unable to delete custom post types, confusion around capabilities

So I'm working on a plugin for creating a questions/answers system that's as simple and well-integrated as possible (not unlike this site) but am stuck at the creation of the custom post types. You ...
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Add custom user capabilities before or after the custom user role has been added?

Should custom user capabilities be added before the custom user role has been added, or the other way around? add_role() asks for and array of $capabilities in the third parameter of the function. ...
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insufficient permissions; coding an action for plugin governed by custom capability

I'm working on a modification to WP Super Cache which adds two new capabilities to give more control of restriction to certain features. My goal is to a) allow Editors to see the Delete Cache button ...
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Making a plugin only available on the front-end for the logged in super admin

I made a little plugin that enqueues 1 .js file and 1 .css file into a theme's front-end. All it does it load a grid on top of the theme so I can visualise the design. If this plugin was activated ...
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How do I create a custom role capability?

I wish to create a custom capability for accessing the interface of my plugin. Should the plugin manage adding this capability to all the administrator accounts on activation? If so: Does WordPress ...
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Menu page with minimum capability as 'Subscriber' doesn't allow 'Admin' to access it?

I've added a separate menu page (an object page) with minimum access level required as 'Subscriber'. I'm doing this because I'm registering new users and they'll be 'Subscribers' with an extra ...
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How to determine which capability to use?

For example, I want to use add_menu_page() function to add a menu item to the dashboard. To control which users will be able to access it, I'm supposed to use capabilities... <?php add_menu_page( ...