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Questions tagged [capabilities]

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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Custom Gutenberg Block and unfiltered_html capability

This is more a "am I understanding this right" kind of question: When I create a custum Gutenberg Block that should be used by an user of role Editor(which has no unfiltered_html capability on a ...
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save meta data of custom post type: WP_Error has no effect, even if insufficient capabilities

The function should give the user a feedback, if the data changes of the meta box of a CPT couldn't be saved. In the following code the function returns a WP_Error if the current_user doesn't have ...
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How do I change user capability for each plugin in WordPress

I have a website where people can register an account and add posts into it. Well I downloaded the plugin 'user role editor' and tried to edit the capabilities for subscribers to be able to upload ...
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Subscriber (with read permissions) cannot view Private posts

QUESTION: Why can't my Subscriber role (i.e. logged out user) view Private posts with the read_private_posts (or read_private_pages) capability extended to them? I use the Capability Manager Enhanced ...
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delete_published_posts does not work

I made a plugin with a custom post type calls "product". For some reasons, the administrator cannot move to trash post inside the list table. I know the capability to do that is ...
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Keep Page hierarchical order on Control Panel when I use 'remove_cap' 'edit_others_pages'

I'm admin user and just created several editor users who are 'NOT' allowed to edit other pages. Let me call them 'master editor','editor A' and 'editor B'. 'master editor' can edit top level parent ...
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Want to add post to user dashboard

I would like to add edit.php to user dashboard who registers as subscriber on a website. Code which i using is add_action( 'admin_menu', 'remove_menus' ); function remove_menus(){ if(!...
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Remove dashboard links from wordpress

I am trying to remove two links from users dashboard keeping it on admin but it goes off on both user and admin. One i need to remove from user dashboard and other is contact form plugin link contact....
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current_user_can capabilities in the admin not working as expected

I'm trying to block admin dashboard access using wp_redirect(). But the results of using current_user_can('edit_post') are unexpected. See my complete function below... /** * user constructor ...
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How to deny edit capability for pending custom post type?

So I have a custom post type called sale, a role called sales_manager and a custom capability called edit_pending_sales. I want to allow the Sales Manager to add new sales, which is be set to pending ...
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How can I prevent users from creating new categories?

I've set up some categories. I don't want users to add new ones. How can I do this?
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Best practices to handle multilpe roles and capabilities?

Consider a complex system made in WordPress with multiple roles and capabilities. Let's take a University website, for instance. A University website could have a capability to post news to the home, ...
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Best practices to assert current_user_can() with guests

In WordPress, a guest can do a lot of things, such as reading posts. However, this always returns false for guests: add_action('wp', function() { global $post; /** @var WP_Post_Type $pto */ ...
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Enable plugins for a specific user role

I've created a new user role(based on shop manager) with user role editor, i need to show a custom plugin for this role. Thanks $user = wp_get_current_user(); if ( in_array( 'custom_role', (array) $...
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Restrict specific user to manages posts in specific category

I explain this with an example. In my blog I have 2 users: John Paul that write posts. Posts have 2 categories (to be precise, it's a custom taxonomy): Cats Dogs John manages the Cats section of ...
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Buddy Press restrict the capability to edit users

im trying to modify the Wordpress capability 'edit_users' for my plugin. In my case some User Roles should have the ability to modify some other Users with an specific Role BUT not every other Users. ...
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Cannot access wp-admin after installing SSL - user capabilities not being set

EDIT: Turns out the solution was to simply re-install wordpress (it was a new blog anyways). Still not sure what the issue really was but that solved it. I have tried every single fix on ...
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Allow author role to view others' draft posts

I'd like to allow users who are logged in and have the author role to be able to view drafts from other users, but not to edit them (the editors can do that). I've managed to allow these author users ...
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How to limit WordPress author role users to specific categories?

By default, users no matter which role they belong can publish posts to any or all of the categories. what I want is to limit users of specific role to specific categories. For example, I have books ...
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Not allow add New Page for role 'editor'

Sorry for my English first. What I want to achive is, that it is possible to change existing posts and not possible to add New Posts for the user role "Editor". Is it possible with wp caps or do I ...
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Read-Only custom post type

For the contact form of my own theme I have created a Custom Post Type in which the messages of the users are automatically stored. In the administration area the messages can be read similar to ...
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edit_others_posts capability not showing Author option

I have two custom roles on my site. Both of which I would like to be able to use to assign authors to a post. With both of my roles, I have 'edit_others_posts' added as a capability through the user ...
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Check what capabilitie(s) an action requires

I can check whether a user has a given capability or not with user_can() function, but how can I check what capability a certain action requires? For example, I'm using WP Job Manager plugin, this ...
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Disabling user capability to edit_posts or delete_posts in the front-end

I've created a post edit form in front-end of the site, this form is accessible on the front-end ONLY if the user is logged in. Now, for some reason, upon a certain condition is met, I want to DISABLE ...
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Can't remove a role's “edit_others_posts” capability for a custom post type

I am having trouble trying to remove a capability for a role on a custom post type. I have a CPT defined as function register_cpt() { $labels = array( 'name' => _x( '...
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Allow user to only assign terms to a CPT he can't edit

This is my first question over here, i hope i'll be posting in the right place and in the right way. THE PROBLEM I would like to allow a user to assign -via quick edit- custom taxonomy terms to a ...
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Allow Contributor to change the author of his own post?

Is it possible to let a contributor change the author of his own posts? I realize this will effectively lock them out of the post, that's what i want. I want them to be able to change the author once ...
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Permit users with author role to edit a custom post type

I have this already coded project which has a custom post type with a certain behavior: it is only a single post and admins/editors/authors can only edit its content. it's content is a custom data ...
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Allow user to have CRUD capability on a custom post type, but don't allow them to have CRUD on built-in “post”

I am having issue with my capability setup, so I created a custom post type named "Company", with the following args: 'capability_type' => array( 'company', 'companies' ), '...
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Able to edit custom post, but unable to create new custom post when within submenu. What capability is missing?

I'm encountering funny behaviour with a custom post of mine that I'm working with in a plugin of mine. Here are the arguments of the custom post: array( 'label' => [omitted], 'labels' =>...
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Admin cannot publish

When I logged in on my site this morning I noticed that my user can’t publish anything. I am administrator and the only user on the site. On Posts and Pages instead of “Publish” I have the “Submit ...
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Subsite access without being a member of the subsite in wp multisite network

How can a user access a subsite without being the member of that subsite in a wp multisite network? What I understand is that a user can not access a private post in a subsite if he is not the ...
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Not able to post data through wp-admin

I have a wordpress site wordpress version is "3.8.26". My php version is 7. when am adding new post to my site its not displaying "publish button" its showing "Submit for review". button And ...
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How can I add a custom role capability to use in a custom plugin?

I need to add custom capabilities to user roles, something along the lines of: $role->add_cap('xtc5000'); // 5000 can be different I need to use the 5000 value in another plugin for some specific ...
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How can I prevent certain custom roles from seeing other custom roles on the user list page?

So I am building a system with 3 different custom roles - Admins, Providers, and Users. Providers have access to users.php, or the list users page. However, they should not be able to see/edit/access ...
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add_menu_page() for more than one user role

If I add a custom page to the wordpress backend menu via add_menu_page('My Custom Page', 'My Custom page', 'editor', 'custom_page','add_custom_page','dashicons-admin-comments',8); only a user with ...
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bbPress plugin moderator roles

I want to add an override to the existing role of a bbPress moderator. I need: super admin assign forum to moderator and moderator access only that plugin. one forum to have multiple moderators one ...
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Wordpress limit already uploaded files access by capability

For quite some time now, I've been developing themes from scratch to private clients using wordpress, some woocommerce, etc. Now, I can't figure out how can one protect already uploaded files by ...
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How to add capabilities for editor type user to access admin section

How to add capabilities for editor type of the user. After login from admin side editor type of the user can access certain woocommerce product from admin dashboard. Only user can see some assign ...
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Limit users (by user role) to create a certain amount of pages

I asked this question before, but unfortunately I had no luck to get it working. Perhaps someone here can help me? The intention is that I can create users with a certain user role, these users then ...
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Wordpress allow access only one custom post type “xyz” to custom user role but need to hide all admin panels

I have Wordpress website and has some user roles and I want to show related admin panels for their roles. I have checked few user role plugins but not found any solution. basically, We need to set ...
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WooThemes - Vendors / Bookings - Allow Vendors to manage resources

I am trying to bring new capabilities to the bookings plugin from WooThemes. While combining the bookings and the vendors plugins, vendor users aren't allowed to manage resources (resources are a ...
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edit_page or edit-pages for current_user_can()?

The more I read Wordpress Codex the more often I wonder if tutorials you can find on the net are actually correct. I've found several tutorials about creating metaboxes where user capabilities (when ...
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Assign Subscriber to Custom Post Type

With custom post_types, it's easy to say a user can edit their own or others if the post_type is assigned by author. What if I want to assign it using another field? Especially if I want to allow ...
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How to hide selective appearance options from Editors

I'm on WordPress 4.9.5 and I have successfully added special capabilities for editors to edit menus... if (!$roleEditor->has_cap( 'edit_theme_options' ) ) { $roleEditor->add_cap( '...
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Custom post type role permissions won't let me read

I cannot get it so that my user role for a supplier can read the shipments post type. It shows up in their menu but when you click on it you get you are not allowed to view this page error message. ...
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allow user to edit some posts based on user meta

I have users that work in teams on posts, and I want both users to be able to edit their collaborative posts, but not others' posts, only the posts they are connected to. Which for the post author is ...
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Allow contributor to view own scheduled post

As an admin, I can preview scheduled posts. In the post listing, there's a "preview" link which appears if you hover over the scheduled post title. As a contributor, I can preview a post if it is in ...
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Can I Create a Second Admin Level User Role?

I want to create a second User Role, which has the same priveleges like a Admin User Role. This way I can use the Adminimize plugin to disable some features there. I'm trying to have a User Account ...
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Restrict user role to only edit categories of published post, nothing else

I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to restrict the access of a specific user role in a way that would allow that role to be able to only edit certain aspects of a previously published post, ...