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I'm trying to determine if a piece of content can be edited by a user. I would like all roles contributor and above to be authorized by a single check. Here's my code:

    if( empty( $post_id ) || !current_user_can('edit_post', $post_id) ) { return; }

Unfortunately, the only users that don't get the return are super admins. Any idea why?

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  • How are you getting $post_id? Jun 16 '11 at 1:22
  • Re my comment @HameedullahKhan, I',m afraid I'm not sure why this isn't working. For the benefit of people experiencing a similar problem - you should check that the relevant users have the edit_others_posts capability. Dec 4 '11 at 14:59
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And the correct capability name is edit_posts. So the correct way of using current_user_can will be like following:

if( empty( $post_id ) || !current_user_can( 'edit_posts' ) ) { return; }

UPDATE: I have removed the wrong statement, but as the asker mentioned he would like to allow all roles of contributors and above to be authorized for that particular check, I think just checking for edit_posts caps is enough. Sorry for the wrong statement.

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    This is not entirely correct. Looking at the documentation, current_user_can slices the arguments it's given. It sends the inputted capability and other arguments to $current_user->has_cap() which does something similar. This uses map_meta_cap() to check if user can edit_posts and is post author or can edit_other_posts. This is how WordPress deals with these situations. See wp-includes/capabilities.php for the relevant functions. Dec 4 '11 at 14:55
  • Thanks Stephen for pointing out the mistake. I have removed that incorrect statement. Dec 5 '11 at 15:32

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