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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 behaviour).

What I would like to do is give the contributors the ability to moderate comments on the posts which they write, but not on posts written by other people. I haven't found a way of doing this, either with a code snippet or plugin and am hoping that someone here knows how to make this work.

Thanks

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I am running multisite.

Thanks again.

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You can do that simple by using plugin User Role Editor. It is very easy to use.

  • Bad news. This doesn't work. I think the problem lies in the fact that contributors don't have the edit_posts capability after the post has been published, and 'edit_posts' is required for 'moderate_comments' to work. Is there a way to work around this? – ScruffyDan Oct 9 '13 at 22:14
  • After some recent experiences with the unfiltered_html capability I think the fact that I am running wordpress multisite might be important. I'll edit the original question to reflect this – ScruffyDan Oct 10 '13 at 7:47
  • oh, then this plugin is not useful for you. – John Doe Oct 10 '13 at 15:34
  • Did some more testing and it doesn't work in single site wordpress installations, so it isn't a wordpress multisite issue. Contributors with the moderate_comments capability can only moderate comments when they have the ability to edit the post. This isn't particularly useful since contributors have no ability to edit a published post. This is why achieving what I want would be easy if we were dealing with authors, since they can always edit their own posts. – ScruffyDan Oct 11 '13 at 2:08
  • In looking into map_meta_cap I found this talk by Erick Hitter and at 9:30 minutes he says that the fact that moderate comments is tied into edit_posts is a huge PITA. wordpress.tv/2013/07/07/… – ScruffyDan Oct 17 '13 at 18:42

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