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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User Role Capabilities for WordPress Gutenberg Blocks

As I am switching from ACF to Gutenberg, I am looking for a possibilty to set specific capabilities for my users. In my common projects, my clients and content managers usually have "Editor"-Accounts ...
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Remove upload file types filter for admin

Does anyone know if there is a function to remove/bypass file types uploads filter (specifically for admins). I know there are plugins available but they often break or don't contain ALL the mime ...
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How to Allow Custom Created Roles to Access Specific Pages (or subdirectory)

This seems common but I can't seem to find a solution. Trying to avoid using a plugin because this feels straightforward. I'm looking to create three user types, I want each to be able to access ...
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Hide menu item based on user's custom capability

I need to show one item from menu only for users that are logged in and have certain custom capability set. Is it doable from theme functions.php or it needs a custom plugin? Note: I already use ...
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Custom roles and capabilities media not work right

Help with new user wordpress capabilities and roles custom. The media not work upload and display images in galery. image error: https://i.imgur.com/1bPbcAm.png code: if ( get_role('user_products')...
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How can I set status='publish' for all featured images?

Background: I've come accross this WP issue: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/41445 In short: when you make a request to a post over the REST API, if the featured image was originally uploaded ...
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How to give custom roles the capability to edit one Menu instead of every Menu

I would like to have a custom user role that can edit the Menu items under the Appearance tab. But I don't want my custom role to have the ability to edit every menu on my WordPress site. I only want ...
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What's the difference between the capability remove_users and delete_users?

In the list of capabilities, I found there's both remove_users and delete_users. It's not clear to me what remove_users is supposed to do, the Codex documentation just says it was introduced in ...
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Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$delete_posts with custom post type

I created a custom post type called gdpr_qao and I set 'capability_type' => array( 'gdpr_qao', 'gdpr_qsaos' ) in register_post_type arguments. On main custom post type screen I get: Notice: ...
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custom taxonomy not showing up after adding capabilities upon updating to WP 5.1.1

After updating to WP 5.1.1, my custom taxonomies do not show up under their assigned custom post types. When I comment out the custom capabilities that are attached to these custom taxonomies then ...
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read_post meta capability for anonymous users

read_post is a meta capability that can be used to check if a user can read a post. It can be used, for example, like this: if ( current_user_can('read_post', $post_ID) ) { // do something } No ...
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WooCommerce Customer Role Delete Custom Post Type

WooCommerce customers are creating custom posts using Gravity Forms and then the customer is assigned as the author of the post. The custom post type is set up using the CPT UI plugin. I have this bit ...
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Role and Capabilities: How do I allow user role to access theme options without enabling 'manage_options'?

I'd like to allow a certain user role to access the theme options only. When I tried this in functions.php, nothing happened: $limitedadmin = get_role('limitedadmin'); $limitedadmin->add_cap('...
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Email notification for editors only

I would like to send an email to all editors of my blog when a new article has been published. I found many plugins but I want to solve this problem without plugins. In addition, I found a tutorial to ...
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fine-grained capabilities for user related capabilities

When we want to adjust users capabilities, we can do so quite fine-grained. For example we can configure that a certain user can edit posts. But furthermore we can limit the capability of editing ...
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Allowing Custom Capability to Manage Plugin Options

Question Is it possible to give a custom capability the ability to manage the options of specific plugins? Background I am developing a suite of plugins, a main one with some additional modules. ...
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Plugin admin menu

I have a question currently I am using a table generator plugin, I want to allow users with the editor role to view this plugin menu on wp-admin. I understand manage_options capability ONLY Allows ...
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Multiple useres editing specified content

I work for a nonprofit with weekly courses for kids. Every week the course teachers update where and when next weeks course will be. We have about 10 courses every week. So the teachers need to be ...
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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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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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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 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 ...