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I have created custom post type as below.

register_post_type( 'connector',
    array(
        'labels' => array(
            'name' => __( 'Connectors' ),
            'singular_name' => __( 'Connector' ),
            'all_items' => __( 'All Connectors' ),
            'add_new' => __( 'Add Connector' ),
            'add_new_item' => __( 'Add New Connector' ),
            'edit' => __( 'Edit'),
            'edit_item' => __( 'Edit Connector' ),
            'new_item' => __( 'New Connector'),
            'view' => __( 'View Connector'),
            'view_item' => __( 'View Connector'),
            'search_items' => __( 'Search Connectors'),
            'not_found' => __( 'No Connectors found' ),
            'not_found_in_trash' => __( 'No Connectors found in trash' ),
            'parent' => __( 'Parent Connector')
        ),      

    'description' => __( 'This is where you can add new Connectors' ),
    'public' => true,
    'show_ui' => true,
    'capability_type' => 'page',        
    'publicly_queryable' => true,
    'exclude_from_search' => false,
    'hierarchical' => true,
    'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'connector', 'with_front' => false ),
    'query_var' => true,
    'supports' => array( 'title', 'editor', 'thumbnail', 'comments', 'excerpt','author',/*, 'page-attributes'*/ ),
    'taxonomies' => array('post_tag'), // this is IMPORTANT for adding tags
    'has_archive' => true,
    'show_in_nav_menus' => true,
    'show_in_menu'=>false
    )
);

and then further used into my website and having large number of authors.

Now, I want to add custom capabilities to my custom post type - 'connector'. I have followed answer from Change custom post type to hierarchical after being registered

function modify_connectors() {
    if ( post_type_exists( 'connector' ) ) {


$capabilities = array(
        'publish_posts' => 'publish_connectors',
        'edit_posts' => 'edit_connectors',
        'edit_others_posts' => 'edit_others_connectors',
        'delete_posts' => 'delete_connectors',
        'delete_others_posts' => 'delete_others_connectors',
        'read_private_posts' => 'read_private_connectors',
        'edit_post' => 'edit_connector',
        'delete_post' => 'delete_connector',
        'read_post' => 'read_connector',
    );


    global $wp_post_types, $wp_rewrite;
    $wp_post_types['connector']->hierarchical = true;
    $wp_post_types['connector']->capability_type = 'connector';
    $wp_post_types['connector']->capabilities = $capabilities;
    //I am not sure from nowonwards am I doing right or wrong
    $args = $wp_post_types['connector'];
    $wp_rewrite->add_rewrite_tag("%connector%", '(.+?)', $args->query_var ? "{$args->query_var}=" : "post_type=connector&name=");
    add_post_type_support('connector','page-attributes');
    }
}
add_action( 'init', 'modify_connectors', 1 );

I can't find any custom capabilities under "User Role Editor" menu related to connector. Is this something possible to add custom capabilities after register post type has been completed?

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Have you tried something like this:

'description' => __( 'This is where you can add new Connectors' ),
'public' => true,
'show_ui' => true,
'capability_type' => 'page',        
'publicly_queryable' => true,
'exclude_from_search' => false,
'hierarchical' => true,
'capabilities'        => array(
'publish_posts'       => 'update_core',
'edit_others_posts'   => 'update_core',
'delete_posts'        => 'update_core',
'delete_others_posts' => 'update_core',
'read_private_posts'  => 'update_core',
'edit_post'           => 'edit_posts',
'delete_post'         => 'update_core',
'read_post'           => 'edit_posts',
),
'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'connector', 'with_front' => false ),
'query_var' => true,
'supports' => array( 'title', 'editor', 'thumbnail', 'comments', 'excerpt','author',/*, 'page-attributes'*/ ),
'taxonomies' => array('post_tag'), // this is IMPORTANT for adding tags
'has_archive' => true,
'show_in_nav_menus' => true,
'show_in_menu'=>false
));
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  • Added capabilities with update_core but it does nothing. I can't find new custom capabilities in user role editor. Am I doing something wrong? Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 13:12
  • You can create a new role with custom capabilities and then add the capability to the code above. Not difficult. codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_role Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 14:58
  • Yes, that's correct.. Also, I can add custom capabilities using user role editor. Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 6:18

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