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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Subscriber role - blank page

I did a fresh install of WP4.2 today, but after playing for a while with setting up a custom user roles I realized that the built-in subscriber role is returning blank page instead of the dashboard. ...
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Custom Post Type Capabilities — Enable Edit, Disable Create and Delete

I'm trying to configure capabilities for a custom post type. I want to enable editing, but disable creating and deleting. create_posts cannot be set to false unless delete_posts is also false, but it ...
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publish the post in multi categories individually [on hold]

I have two manager users and one super admin manager A: manages the posts in category A manager B: manages the posts in category B super admin: can do everything i did this by using the Restrict ...
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Is there way to rename user role name without plugin?

Is there anyway to rename a user role name via hook, instead of using plugin? Edit For example, administrator » owner
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Prevent author role from editing others posts

I have created a custom post type "Extension" and a role "Extension Author". A user in this role should only be able to edit his/her own extensions. As it is now the user can click "edit extension" ...
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Stop users of author role from editing already pending posts

I want to stop authors from being able to constantly edit posts that are already pending review from editors. To clarify; I already have code in my theme that sets live posts to pending and that ...
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Plugin page and capabilities

i´am developing my own WP plugin with custom functions and i would like to show the new submenu in the standard admin panel for everyone, who logs in. My code: $capa = 'administrator' or 'author' or ...
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WordPress SEO by Yoast: Hide Meta boxes in posts for non-admins

I have multi-author website and I am not very comfortable for allowing all members to enter SEO details in the posts they are publishing. I would like this would be visible only to Administrator of ...
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Get User Role by ID not working

I'm using the PHP code seen at the bottom of this post to get the user's role from user ID. It works, but fails if the user role has been changed after registering. I've been looking for ages trying ...
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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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Manage Roles and Capabilities on Multi-site

I am trying to enable some features for Subscriber user role in a eCommerce theme where originally had be set for Admin role and I like to modify that. I tried AAM plugin but for this specific site ...
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Custom capabilities not reflecting on admin panel

I've made some custom post types, and some user roles. Each role has access to different custom post types. The thing is that edit_others_customposttypecapability, isn't working. I've tried logging ...
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Change user's capabilities at runtime

I've been tasked with limiting who can moderate comments based on a custom defined user field. We basically have a two tier "roles" system, one being the standard WordPress roles, the second being a a ...
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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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How can I restore admin capabilities?

So yeah, I'm a genius. I managed delete all my admin capabilities (thank you very much Membership plugin). I could restore them, ...if I had admin access, lol. Anywhoo, how can I give all my ...
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Unable to access custom plugin backend

So, I just created a new plugin and i've added capabilities, a new role, linked them all together, etc.. etc.. but for some reason I'm unable to access my own backend. Error message is the generic ...
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Select subscriber as author of post in admin panel?

I want to be able to select a subscriber an author of a post in the admin so it displays their name as having written the post, but I do not want to give them any additional privileges (if they login ...
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Hide menu theme location for certain capabilities?

I have 6 menu theme locations setup with "register_nav_menus" I would like editors to be able assign custom menus to 3 of those locations and keep the other 3 only available to administrators. How ...
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Translate in wp-login.php page

I'm trying to add a form for the user to register, to choose a role that can edit pages. The code I used is as follows: <?php function my_register_form() { global $wp_roles; ?> <p> ...
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Disable posts, only allow to edit existing pages, not create new ones (create_posts)

I am trying to limit a user role to only be able to edit existing pages, but not create new ones or do anything else like anything with posts. I have read this: Is there an existing capability to ...
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Capabilities Vs User Meta

What is the advantage of using capabilities instead of usermeta? For example a cap access_feature_x vs meta access_feature_x. I can use current_user_can() vs get_user_meta() on various checks. ...
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Author Role - Allow editing of Gallery images

Is it possible to give the 'Author' role the capability of editing image titles and captions on post's they have created ? I have a number of users set to 'Author' , but when i've tested it's not ...
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How to create a clone role in wordpress

How to create new role with same capabilities of existing role. Eg: I would like to create a new role with same capabilities of administrator or editor and so on..
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Custom capability for a single user

I have this complex scenario: 1) I'll have multiple admin users. 2) Only one admin can 'see_encrypted_pass' Now, I want to assign custom 'see_encrypted_pass' capability to only one admin (say, ...
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Add user role and add capability to view the plugin from that role

I have created a different user role. I want that role to view my plugin. I have tried adding the capabilities to that role. But it doesn't show up on their dashboard. What to do?
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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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Add Media Upload Capabilities Needed for Custom Role for non-Posts

I finally managed to update an old WP 3.3.1 site to WP 4.1 with few issues, but one unexpected change seems to have come about with relation to file uploads. In the WP 3.3.1 version of the plugin, I ...
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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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Restrict Users of Specific Role to One Page

I have created a custom role for some of the users of the site I am working on. Unfortunately the WP Capabilities ties edit_pages in with create pages so if I allow users of that role the capability ...
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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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site roles manage wordpress

Need three users: Admin, Coach, Participant - Participants are under a single coach. - Coaches control multiple participants - Admin sees everyone I have created these three users using add_role(). ...
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creating different edit screens for different roles

I have created a custom post type and custom role, created the proper capabilities and assigned them so the new role and see and edit their own ctp's entries... but I'd like to create a customized ...
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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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Allow Multisite admin to edit users

i am using wordpress multisite. and i was looking for solution to allow sites admin to edit users that belongs to their website. as i understand, i need to give this permission to site admin to edit ...
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How To Create A File Archive in WordPress?

I've installed WordPress for my schools website. I need create a file archive, an uploader and a file viewer for the website. The file archive would store files on the server. The uploader would ...
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add_role menu pages are not visible

I added a custom role this way: add_role( 'tabellenadmin', __( 'Tabellenadministrator' ), array( 'activate_plugins' => true, 'delete_others_pages' => true, 'delete_others_posts' ...
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How-to Delay The Capability To Publish Posts?

I use buddypress and all new members have the role of author. The site is more like a forum with one topic. I'm not worried about comments, just posts. Recently I have received a bunch of spam from ...
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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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What capabilities are assigned to unauthenticated users?

After reading the Roles and Capabilities article I can see that the Subscriber role has read capabilities only. What capabilities (if any) would be assigned to an unauthenticated user? i.e. a website ...
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current user can edit user?

I want to know if it is good practice to use: if ( current_user_can( 'edit_user', $user_id ) ) { // do something } because in Wordpress documentation a did not see this capability
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Usage of current_user_can()

I have a custom post type company, which has its own custom set of capabilities, including read_company, edit_companies, publish_companies, and delete_companies. In order to implement a role-based ...
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usage of get_post_type_capabilities()

I'm trying to list all capabilities assigned to a post type by making use of a Wordpress function get_post_type_capabilites(). Here's what Wordpress Codex explains: Function Reference/get post ...
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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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Capabilities of a Custom Post Type and et_post_type_capabilities()

I created a custom post type item, and gave it custom-named capabilities as below. function register_custom_post_types() { $args = array( 'labels' => array( 'name' => ...
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How to set individual capabilities on a taxonomy? Or how to re-register an existing taxonomy?

The default taxonomy, category. By default, only those with the edit_posts capability can assign categories during post creation/editing. I have a role with very limited capabilities. I want to let ...
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add_role user capability not working

I added a role this way: add_role( 'paar', __( 'Tanzpaar' ), array( 'add_users' => false, 'create_users' => false, 'delete_users' ...
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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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How do I make a draft post accessible to everyone?

I have several unpublished posts in my Wordpress website and I am trying to make it accessible for normal users (who are not logged in) using the normal post slugs (site.com/post-here). I understand ...
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Users can only save their draft once before saving for revision

I use the Members Plugin and Custom Post Types. I created a role and want them to contribute posts (within this Custom Post Type musician) but don't publish them. Additionally I want to give the ...
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Allow Users Access to Custom Post Type Only

I am in a similar situation to this person, only I need a bit more hand-holding. I don't have a good understanding of php but can cut and paste code with the best of them. I have Justin Tadlock's ...