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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Allow user to “edit_others_posts” to save only, not publish

I want to add a couple of editors that can edit_others_posts, but I do not want them to be able to publish others posts, only save the post by clicking on the Submit for Review button. How can I do ...
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How can I have different groups of editors only allowed to edit certain parent+subpages?

I've tried a bunch of different plugins, including Role Scoper, Advanced Access Manager, User Account Manager and more, to accomplish this but can't seem to get it working right. Basically, the ...
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Capability to edit own post, but not create new one

i can't find anywhere how can i forbid to create new item, but allow editing of posts which was assigned to user. Lets say in my system there is admin who creates some posts, then assigns some ...
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Authors cant upload images unless publish_page permissions are set

I have a custom post submit form from frontend so authors can submit articles and use the tinymce editor along with the media manager. The problem, only administrators and editors can upload from ...
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Restrict Admin Capabilities in MultiSite

update_core update_plugins update_themes install_plugins install_themes delete_themes edit_plugins edit_themes Hi, I want to restrict those capabilities to user_id = ...
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How can I modify the Capability needed to access a plugin's options?

I have the following 3 different Roles: Admin, Editor, and SEO. I have installed WordPress SEO by Yoast, and I want to get this: I don't want the editors to see the SEO options, because they only ...
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Hide unapproved comments on front end of wordpress

I used this post I modified it to hide rather than show to contributors unapproved comments. This goes for unapproved comments on the contributor's own posts. I also used Adminimize to hide comments ...
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Error opening in a admin panel [duplicate]

I have uninstall plugins and theme shall we are getting error in followinf code in capabilties.php in line 1158 if ( ! $post_type->map_meta_cap ) { $caps[] = ...
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Error in capabilities.php [duplicate]

I have uninstall plugin & themes shall we are getting the error in capabilties.php following error code if ( ! $post_type->map_meta_cap ) { $caps[] = $post_type->cap->$cap; // Prior to 3.1 we ...
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Error in capabilities.php doesn't open dashboard

We are facing Trying to get property of non-object in capabilities.php error and we have used 3.9.2 version and following is the code in the file capabilities.php if ( ! $post_type->map_meta_cap ) ...
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Trying to get property of non-object in capabilities.php in 3.9.2 [duplicate]

In my website corrupted the plugins or themes, so FTP this remove plugin or theme. In that case error are given about capabilities.php. So install new wordpress version 3.9.2 but in that also ...
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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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Using list_users give access to Users menu but not Role dropdown

I have user role that is the "Manager" of the e-commerce part of a site. I have given this user the capability, list_userso that they can access the "Users" page in Admin and add/change various ...
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“edit_published_posts” and “edit_other_post” issue

I need to modify a roles capabilities for post editing: User can modify his own post (publish status doesn't matter) User can modify others posts (only as long as they are not published) I played ...
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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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Custom Role can't trash Custom Post Type

I have a post type that I set up some capabilities for and I attached them to a new Role, however, the role can not trash them. I'm not sure why though. Here is the portion of my array for the ...
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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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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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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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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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How to add a Capability to a User Role?

I am managing a Wordpress network and would like to add the unfiltered_html user capability to the already predefined user role of Admin. In a standard installation of Wordpress the Admin account ...
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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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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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Groups of capabilities: users with multiple roles?

I'm pretty sure I understand the roles and capabilities setup in WordPress: granular capabilities, grouped together in roles that can be assigned to users. Code should check the granular capabilities, ...
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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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Custom User Roles Added When Plugin Network Activated and not on Individual Site

I wrote a quick plugin which creates a list of custom user roles and capabilities for each user role. The user roles are checked and added if not found upon plugin activation. When I network ...
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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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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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WPMU - SuperAdmin / plugin install permissions

let's suppose I have Wordpress Multisite install and I have there SuperAdmin. I need to restrict "install_plugin" capability in Network Admin for SuperAdmin mentioned above. How can I do that? I ...
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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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Add capability to role for all sites in network

We are running a multisite install. I want to add the capability to edit menus for contributors. I am doing that with this code: $role_object = get_role( 'contributor' ); $role_object->add_cap( ...
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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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How can I add Menu Page to specific user?

I've installed a plugin for my client called uTubeVideo, but he has a user role of editor so the option page of the plugin won't display for him. Initially, i thought I could fix this using the if( ...
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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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Editor can create any new user except administrator

I have set up a WordPress site for a client. The client has the Editor role, however I have installed the Members plugin and given the client the capability to add new users to the WP admin. This is ...
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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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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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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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I don't have permission to save the theme options I created myself?

I created an option panel following a tutorial. But each time I try to save the settings I get the following: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page. Any suggestions to fix ...
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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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Granting Author the capability to access a submenu item under Tools

I need the Author role to have the capability to access a submenu item (a third party plugin item) under the Tools menu in the admin. By default WordPress grants capability to the Tools menu for only ...
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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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Remove Ability for Other Users to View Administrator in User List?

(Moderator's note: Original title was "Remove Admin from User Menu") I have created a client administrator role which is essentially an Editor with ability to add/remove users. The article "Editor ...