WordPress uses a concept of Roles, designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site. Each role is allowed to perform a set of tasks called Capabilities.

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What's the difference between Role and Meta capabilities; When to use map_meta_cap() filter

I'm getting very confused about the following things: difference between Role and Meta capabilities, difference between Meta and Primitive capabilities, when to use map_meta_cap() filter. There ...
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Custom taxonomies capabilities

I have registered several custom taxonomies for a custom post type. Code for one of them is the following: $labels = array( 'name' => __( 'Genre', 'textdomain' ), ...
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Custom Post Type Capabilities

I have a custom post type which I want authors to be able to edit others posts but no able to delete others posts. My code as follows: $labels = array( 'name' => __( 'Book', ...
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Including only current user's posts in search

I am a new WP plugin developer. I want the search page to include only the current user's posts. I first added a new capability read_others_posts to only administrators and editors. Then I tried the ...
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Capabilities don't add

I've wrote this code. function wpo_install() { update_option( 'wpo_version', WPO_VERSION ); wpo_add_caps(); wpo_add_roles(); set_transient( '_wpo_activation_redirect', true ); } ...
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Add role and edit page capabilities

i've create a new user role and i want this user can edit page and use custom post type. For custom post type i've resolve but for the page not function. On backend the user can only see the page ...
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Adding post tags without capability edit_posts

I have a custom role called Event Contributor whose capabilities are limited to the post type "events". The role does not have the capability "edit_posts". The post type "events" has custom ...
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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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Assign Role and capablitis on frontend registration

I have created 2 custom roles "customer" & "employee" form admin "members" plugin. I am trying to assign these to user registering for site according to options (customer & employee) they ...
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Capabilities Not Changing

I want editors to be able to list, add and edit users. I thought the following code would do it, but it doesn't work - no new User menu appears for any editors. Have I missed something? function ...
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Capability to prevent upload of files

I need the ability to allow users to insert media (images) into a page / post, but not allow them to upload the files. The only capability I can see is 'upload_files', which allows a user to upload / ...
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Capabilites not working [closed]

I created a custom post type: add_action( 'init', 'artwork_feature'); function artwork_feature() { register_post_type( 'artwork', array( 'labels' => array( 'name' => __( ...
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Restrict Capability of Administrator to Create, Edit and Delete Pages in Multisite

In my multisite installation, I need to restrict administrators from being able to create, edit, and delete pages. That is, I need all pages to be created/edited/deleted by superadmins while ...
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Hide user fields based off capability

I'm struggling with this one. I am trying to hide 2 user profile fields for the current user. Only the admin or user with "edit_users" capability should be able to view/edit these fields. Code: ...
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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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Author capabilities: Deleting comments on their own published posts

I know users that have role author can delete their own published posts. But if someone comments on one of their posts, does the post author have the capability to delete that comment?
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How can I prevent a writer from being able to edit an article that has been scheduled?

In the old WordPress that I had, the writer (a type of user that could not publish) was, after an article was schedule, unable to go back to the article and edit it. But now in WordPress 8.1 they (the ...
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Add capability for editors to modify custom fields

Editors don't have a way to edit custom fields and I'm not seeing the capability in the WordPress codex. Is there a way to give access to that without making a user an admin?
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Need to create admin user without capability to create user

I need to remove user related capabilities(such as 'create_users', 'add_user', 'list_users', etc...) of an admin user. I tested the code below in an 'init' method. global $current_user; ...
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re-register custom post type with custom capabilities

I have created custom post type as below. register_post_type( 'connector', array( 'labels' => array( 'name' => __( 'Connectors' ), 'singular_name' => __( ...
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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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What would prevent a custom role from viewing posts (both standard and custom)?

I am using a custom role (from the premium plugin wp-client) but for some reason it can't view posts or pages of any kind. WordPress shows the correct post count but only shows the message "No posts ...
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Proper use of option_page_capability_{$page_name}

I am having trouble giving access to an options page to Editors. I am pretty sure I need to use the filter option_page_capability_{$page_name} but it is not working for me. Is there a specific place ...
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Assign multiple roles , overlapping capabilities

What happens if i assign let's say 2 different (custom) roles to a user that both of which have the same (custom) capability?
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Allow user to Publish, but not Edit or Delete

I saw post Allow Content Author to Publish, But Not Edit or Delete but is not the same I need and I cannot ask there because of reputation ¬¬ I need an user that can publish any user's post but can't ...
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Is there a simple way to manage capabilities per user?

I have a WordPress-Site where some people (non-expert clients) need to create/manage users. The site uses multiple custom post types and each user is assigned permissions for one or several of those ...
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add_cap only adding the first two in array

After numerous days of trying to track down a problem in code, it turns out that the add_cap is only taking the first two in an array. The first one (editor) will only add delete_others_pages and ...
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Administrator role capabilities

I need to make that administrator could'nt manage options, but it is not working... My code: function set_capabilities() { $editor = get_role( 'administrator' ); $editor = ...
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Remove specific administrator's capability

I've created two administrator users X and Y. And now I need to remove capability of 'edit_plugins' from user Y. I've searched and found, http://goo.gl/LttuvX $user = new WP_User( 'Y' ); ...
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How to not allow custom roles to edit published custom post types?

I have a WP site with a custom role (revisor) and a custom post type (events). What I would like to do is allow my revisors to add new events, but not edit existing. I'm already using the Members ...
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Ability to only view (not edit) other user's personal profile information

I have created 2 roles, Center and Student, for my WordPress website with different capabilities using members plugin. I want the student role users to be only able to view and edit their personal ...
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Restrict editing of a custom post type based on status and user capabilities

I have a custom post type guest_blog registered with 'capability_type' => 'guest_blog' and 'map_meta_cap' => true. I want to restrict users that do not have publish_guest_blogs capability from ...
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New Roles and Capabilities in WordPress

I am creating a new role in WordPress, and I would like it to be simlar to an 'author' role, except that this new role only allows 'working with' a specific category (in other words, it allows ...
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How to change a user role after registering in multisite?

New users who create their own blog in WP Multisite get administrator privilages after registration. However, I don't want them to have so many privilages. I know there is a way to change their role ...
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add capability to author role to be able to delete attachments

I need my authors to have the right to delete any of the attachments they uploaded in case they made some mistake. Currently if the author clicks on any thumbnail in media-library, he gets the ...
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allow edit of custom post type but not regular posts?

Is it possible to set the capabilities of a role to allow editing of a custom content type but not editing of the regular post types? If so, how would I go about doing that? Thanks!
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Privilege to recover trashed posts

I can't seem to find which built in privilege is required for recovering a trashed post. Would it be delete_posts, which is as its name suggests, can move items into the trash and remove them ...
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Capability to edit own posts and not others

What is the capability that let users to edit their own posts and not others? I am trying to enable the post authors to avail a plugin function only on the posts they own. The permission to access ...
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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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Possible to make custom role in multisite that can add sites?

I am creating a network on MultiSite, and am wanting to keep the Super Admin privileges very tightly locked. This setup is hosed on WPengine, and they add their plugin in the dashboard that shows the ...
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Authorize users for specific pages and/or categories

I am managing a Wordpress website for a local sports club, the navigation is something like this: home division archery soccer youth senior volleyball ... I want to enable the people in charge ...
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Using Custom Meta Capabilities on Custom Post Type

I am trying to create a product post type. I have already done so and been using it successfully in the development of a product review panel. I am trying to give a certain role the ability to create ...
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Assigning multiple or additional capabilities to specific users or how to create additional roles like bbpress roles?

even though I think I understand the hierarchy of roles in WordPress, I never really bothered creating my own user roles or custom capabilities. What I need to achieve is to assign a few capabilities ...
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Users with custom roles can't read each other's comments

My site has a custom role ("coach") with its own set of capabilities (via map_meta_cap along with a few built-in roles). Each user is assigned a page on the site that they "own" and can edit (via a ...
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Allow contributors to moderate comments comments on posts they write

I run a multi-author wordpress site where we have a large number of contributors that can write articles, which are published after they are reviewed by an editor. (This is all standard wordpress ...
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Listing all capabilities in dropdown is returning boolean

Trying to put a list of all possible caps in a dropdown. I can only get it to return 1s (boolean true). If I use var_dump($user->allcaps); it does produce the actual cap names, but when I plug this ...
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Custom Post Type not working with Capabilities

I have the following custom post type that I am using on one of my sites: function careers_post_type() { $labels = array( 'name' => _x( 'Careers', 'Post Type General ...
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Can't create new Pods pages

this is strange. Suddenly I can't create any more Pods pages! In the edit page screen instead of publish the main button shows submit for review and when I push it WP says: You are not allowed to ...
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Editor role cannot save custom theme options

There's a few questions on this site referencing this issue and I've read them and applied the proposed solutions to no avail. I've made a very simple theme options page that appears for the Editor ...
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Permissions with Custom Post Types

Afternoon everyone. I made a theme for a friend's site using a custom post type called "fixtures" but I can't get it to allow users listed as "Writers" to be attributed as the authors of these posts, ...