Names for a set of user capabilities.

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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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Getting a List of Currently Available Roles on a WordPress Site?

When writing WordPress plugins there is often a need to set up options for which roles on the site have access to certain functionality or content. To do this a plugin dev needs to fetch the list of ...
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How to change a user's role?

I have custom roles in my setup and I want to be able to automatically change a user's role thru a function. Say user A has a SUBSCRIBER role, how do I change it to EDITOR? When adding a role we just: ...
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allow editors to edit menus?

I would like to be able to grant my editors the power to change the menu, can this be done? The appearance tab doesn't appear to be an option at all, can I make it so?
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Site admin in a network install can't edit users?

For the Stack Exchange Community Blogs, we have a network install that we've set up. I am being told that the site administrator role is not allowing an option for user editing. On the site's users ...
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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?
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How can I allow the Editor Role to change Theme Settings?

I've just setup a new Blog for a friend and thought it's better to not give him Administrator Access right away as a pre-caution. I created a new user as Editor therefore. But then I saw that this ...
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Allow member to have access to custom post type only. Permission to only edit their own posts

OK I'm looking for the best way to attack this. I'm very comfortable with PHP and making custom post types with custom meta fields in WordPress. Here is what I'm looking at doing: User registers ...
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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I have several unpublished posts in my Wordpress website and I am trying to make it accessible for normal users (who are not logged in) using the normal post slugs (site.com/post-here).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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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 ...
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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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How to check if a user is in a specific role?

I have a pretty specific requirement to show different text in a field label on the user profile page based on the current user's role. I can't seem to figure out how to check whether the current use ...
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alphabetically order role drop-down selection in dashboard

The site I'm working on will have a very large number of unique user roles via a members plugin. Because of that, I'd like to have the Role drop-down selection on the Add New User page to display ...
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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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Possible to hide Custom Post Type UI/Menu from specific User Roles?

What I'm looking to do is completely hide the UI for a custom post type from specific user roles...Ive previously found many resources on how to disable access to using those CPTs but nothing that ...
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How to get role of user

I need to get the role associated with a user -- not the "currently logged in user". I am using Buddypress (not that should matter to the nature of this question) and I am in the bp_members() loop. ...
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How to prevent a post from being deleted?

For auditing issue, I only want a post can be trashed, but not deleted - for all users. So I have a plugin like add_action('before_delete_post', function($id) { wp_die(0); }); But ...
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Allow Editors to edit pending posts but not draft ones

I have a large number of users with Editor Capabilities that help to go through the post submissions. This is my current setup for this role: As you can see, they are allowed to edit_posts and ...
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add_role() run only once?

I was surprised to discover that add_role() modifies the database and fails if the role already exists. There are two implications here, one first more serious than the other: 1) if you're in ...
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Issue with Custom Roles in Multisite

So I've been going through hell with Custom Roles. I will try to be as descriptive as possible, to highlight my issue. Before anyone mentions it - I would like to avoid using a plugin, since that, to ...
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How to hide media uploads by other users in the Media menu?

Simply put - how might I completely hide media files uploaded by any other users other then themselves? Id like to disable access to these links & files since they are a way for non-admin users to ...
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Defining capabilities for custom post type

On creation of a custom post type I'm trying to define capabilities but it's not working. What's wrong with this code? $args = array( 'labels' => $labels, 'public' => 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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Disallowing Users of a Custom Role from Deleting or Adding Administrators?

(Moderator's note: The original title was "Custom User Role Restrictions") A project I am working on requires me to create two new user roles - one for the owner of the website and the other for ...
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Change Author Base Slug for different Roles

is it possible to change the author base slug in dependency of the role? For example, authors get example.com/ninja/%username% and subscribers get example.com/trainee/%username% ? I am thinking of ...
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How to assign specific users the capability to edit specific pages / posts / custom post types

I'm trying to implement what seemed like a relatively straight forward idea, basically I am building an access control plugin to control viewing and editing of a custom post type (in this case ...
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Confusion with adding meta capabilities to a role after registering a Custom Post Type with corresponding 'capability_type' parameter

I got quite confused with Custom Post Type (CPT) 'capability_type' parameter and adding generated capabilities to a role. So I've got a CPT called 'external_role' registered as following: ...
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How to auto-translate custom user roles?

I developed a small plugin that adds (or to be more precise: first deletes then adds again) some custom user roles. Each of these roles is set up in a way like this: function ...
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Is WordPress' is_user_logged_in() secure?

I've been wondering about this for a while. Is the following if statement safe enough? Is it easy to break through the code and get access to the content when not logged in? <?php if ( ...
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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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Create un-removeable user

How can I add a Wordpress user that can't be deleted (at all cost, not even by a superadmin) with some code? I can't find anything on Google about such a god-account. This morning a client of our ...
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Help - Why my roles are not showing? Multi-site/Network

My network is showing roles in some sites and not in others. For some reason that I can't explain, when I add a new user, I have no role to choose from on the drop down box of a sub-site in my ...
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Separate registration and login for different roles

I've set 2 new roles for my site using the "Members" plugin - "sellers" and "buyers". Each role should have its own registration page and login. A visitor can register as both a buyer and a seller ...
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Can I make user role that can only access a certian content type?

I would like make a custom role that can only access a custom content type that I'm going to be creating in the admin. Is that possible and does any know of any examples or tutorias that I should ...
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Find out if logged in user is not subscriber

Is there any conditional tag which will allow me to display the certain content only if the user is NOT a subscriber?
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Allow roles below admin to add subscribers only

I want to give a group of user types (Editor + a custom role) the add_users /create_users capability. The only catch is that I wanted to limit that capability to adding 'subscriber' type users only, ...
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Help to condense/optimize some working code

WordPress by default shows ALL posts to users who are Authors. I wanted Authors to only be able to see their own posts so I came up with the following code which works well. Any suggestions to ...
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How can I display all Multisite blogs where this user is administrator?

Given the user ID, how can I display all the blogs where this user is administrator? I tried: <?php $user_id = 2; $user_blogs = get_blogs_of_user( $user_id ); echo '<ul>'; foreach ...
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Send user activation email when programmatically creating user

I wondered if someone here might be able to help. Basically, I've created a custom registration form that when validated, inserts a user to the user table. function _new_user($data) { // ...
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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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How to remove administrator role in settings -> general -> New User Default Role?

I don't want to accidentally select Administrator role. So is there a way to remove it from Settings -> General -> New User Default Role ?
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Only allow administrators and editors to access wp-admin

I am trying to restrict access to wp-admin so that only administrators and editors are allowed. At the moment I am using this function: function restrict_admin(){ //if not administrator, kill ...
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Allow authors to edit only certain users

I am trying to give my "authors" (who I have renamed "captains") the ability to access the user profile of their team members and only their team members. The teams are defined by a user-meta box ...
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Disallow user from editing their own profile information

I'm currently developing an intranet and I am using Justin Tadlock's Members plugin to control roles and capabilities. I have created a HR role to allow Human Resources staff to create and edit user ...
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How to let contributors to create a new revision(draft) editing their published posts

I'm using a custom post type to let contributors have a personal page on the site. Any time a user registers to my site a script creates a custom type post that has the registering user as author. To ...
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is it possible to add new user Roles?

I wonder if it is possible to create a new user role and give him special limited abilities? I'd like to have some users who can only add events onto the calendar. They should only be able to work ...
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Make A WordPress Page Accessible To Admins Only, Redirect Other User Roles

I need to redirect logged-in and non-admin users, from page with id 172, to the home of the website. Note that users that are not logged in can actually see the page. add_action('admin_init', 'xyz'); ...
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Change role after the user has read all the posts in a category

I'm creating a platform with "X" categories and "X" roles with the same name to each category. I would like to know how to change the user's role after they have read all the posts in a category. ...
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How can I hide a category from Contributors in the edit/add new post screen?

I have a situation where I need to hide a specific category and it's children from users who are logged in as Contributors. I don't want them to see this category and it's children in the categories ...
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How to check user role without using current_user_can()

I am filtering the map_meta_cap() function, which is called from $user->has_cap (which is called from current_user_can()). I only want my filter to execute if the current user is an administrator, so ...