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Wordpress files owner changed silently

I keep getting file permission error when I try to upgrade wordpress to 6.0.2. Upon checking the files, I found that many files' owner have been changed, as the screenshot above shows. s3 is the ...
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User Capabilities are not available in WP REST permission callback?

I want to only permit the execution of specific admin tasks for users who are currently logged in to the wp admin panel (via is_user_logged_in) and who have a specific capability (via ...
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Prevent all users from editing posts except admins using hooks

So I'm attempting to block out all post edits for all users except admins, so I have the following setup: add_filter('post_row_actions', [self::class, 'remove_edit_permissions'], 10, 2); public ...
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Prevent posts with certain post_meta to be edited

So I am looking at adding some custom post_meta to posts and I want those posts to not be editable, which will be some content that I am pulling in. Here is what I have: I have solved the issues when ...
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Custom Role read_private_posts Not Working

I've created a custom role via add_role, it's in my activation hook and is being removed on deactivation, thus I'm deactivating and reactivating my plugin to see the role permission changes. I can see ...
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Which wordpress should be obligatory writeable?

Lately, I have run in some security problems due to vulnerabilities in plugins. For this reason, I want to have a restrictive permission scheme unless i wish to install plugin or update wordpress. ...
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Profile image does not upload

when i logged in "Font-End" as a user "Employer" and try to upload my profile image, it does uploaded but when i click update i got this alert error " No editor could be ...
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Why "Mine" is the default view when adding 'capability_type' in register_post_type

I'm tweaking default's wordpress permissions by adding my own via the capability_type and map_meta_cap in register_post_type(), but I noticed that as soon I add the capability_type argument, the ...
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Manage Admin permissions by URL GET parameters

I have a site which requires a lot of maintenance - hence I plan to give those tasks away to some acquaintance ppl. They need to have access to some submenus of plugins which do not implement proper ...
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Set edit capability based on ACF relationship

I have a CPT for Businesses, which have a relationship to another CPT, region. Users can edit their own businesses, but I also have regional managers that I would like to give the ability to edit ...
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How to disable admin/editor access to specific user's posts

Hoping someone can offer some code snippet I can use to block other Admins or Editors from editing MY posts.....I use only the Text Editor, but when other users go into my Posts using the Visual ...
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How to disable Author dropdown in Gutenberg's Status and Visibility panel

I recently noticed a new feature in the Gutenberg editor (I'm guessing introduced in Wordpress 5.8) that seemingly allows any user to post as any other user: I confirmed that using this new option, a ...
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Function not working inside of a function in functions.php

I have the following function adapted from Christine's answer here that works perfectly on its own to hide panels/metaboxes in the Gutenberg editor: function irm_gutenberg_register_files() { ...
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WordPress sites being filled with random PHP files

Two weeks ago when I tried to access one of my WordPress sites through the browser, I was redirected to an ad page. I went inside of the public_html directory and found tons of PHP files with random ...
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custom plugin not visible to some user roles

My plugin have minimum configuration like below.I can see plugin via WP admin under woocommerce main menu.but cannot see plugin from different role.That role can see woocommerce submenu.Only my custom ...
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Can't Change the default theme on WordPress by BitnamI running on AWS

After installing a WordPress server on AWS using 'bitnami-wordpress-5.7.2' as the instance, now I am not able to change the default theme using the wp-admin. When I try to activate or live preview a ...
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See which user role / capability is needed to use a plugin

I have installed a plugin (https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/food-and-drink-menu/) for which I want to assign permissions to a normal "editor" user. I found the plugin "User Role Editor&...
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How to make file not open to public but javascript file under Wordpress folder can load it

I have one csv file for Wordpress using. It put under my theme folder. I don't want that open to public but only a js file under the theme folder can read it and retrive data. How should I set the ...
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WordPress Update - This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions.: wp-admin/includes/update-core.php

I have some WordPress websites server with root access, and at the time of creating the server, everything was fine and WordPress itself and plugins and themes were updating without any issues, but I'...
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Block access to plugins.php for custom role

So I have a custom role and I'd like to block access to the plugins.php page without using a plugin. I can remove pages from the admin menu with my functions file but not sure how to restrict access
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permission_callback has no effect

WP version is 5.5.3 I have 3 API routes set in a plugin that is used in an admin dashboard page. One route is meant to be used "publicly". I have two very curious issues happening: My 3 ...
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Opening a file of the theme from outside

I have a problem. I want to open a file that is in the active theme. Actually, I have a link that is shown in an admin menu, and when I click the link I want to redirect to a file that is stored in ...
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Show posts who published after registration date

i will make a membership system in WordPress with indeed ultimate membership pro and I would like users not to see posts that were made before the date they registered. I want: They can still see the ...
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Adding prefix to WordPress database tables breaks admin capabilities?

I have attempted a few different ways (manually, using Brozzme's DB Prefix Tools & Addons plugin) to add a prefix to an older WP database (right now table names look like posts instead of wp_posts ...
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Allow Editor access to a certain plugin

WordPress Capabilities has always confused me, as you cannot allow granular access of certain roles to certain features. (Coming from a Drupal background) I have the WordPress Carousel plugin ...
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Filter DELETE REST API calls

I have a custom post type, that can be editable by more than one user. Each post of that type has a field with the user ids who can edit it (kinda like co-authors). But since many users have ...
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No user found when using REST API

When I use a REST route whilst logged in, and call wp_get_current_user(), no user is found. However, the request method, eg POST is processed without issue. Example REST route registration. ...
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Visitors "do not have permission to view this content" on home page only

This problem started suddenly. The navigation and all the other pages are still ok. I built a new home page, simply by duplicating my old one, and then set home page to my new page. That didn't help. ...
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Permissions Script Not Working

I am running a LAMP dev environment on ubuntu 18.04 with wordpress 5.4.2. I found this awesome script meant to make adjusting permissions on wordpress installations easy, getting rid of 403 errors in ...
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Add new user : make the fields First Name and Last name required

I'm searching how to make First Name and Last name fields required when we add a new user. Right now only username and Email fields are required. I found a way by adding class="form-required"...
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WordPress unable to create folders even though correct NTFS-rights are set

We are trying different NTFS-rights settings on a IIS-webserver, and we removed the Users-group from the folder containing all the sites. We then ran into the problem that a WordPress installation ...
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How to hold posts and accounts for moderation on WordPress Network site

In WordPress MU is there a way for a network admin to hold posts in moderation? For example: A user creates an account and a site They create their first post The post is held in moderation and the ...
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Registration and Custom Post Types - How to synchronize information?

I am building a platform where service providers can offer their services to potential customers. Therefore, I have two user roles, one "customer" who can only create an account and read; ...
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WordPress Multisite Layered Admins

I'm using WordPress multisite for a company project. The project have 5 multilevel admin structure with about 100 websites. The top level (5) admin (super admin) have access to all the sites. The ...
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Wordpress Local Install Theme Folder Permission To Edit

I have installed WordPress on a local LAMP installation. All I want is to edit the theme files locally on an editor like VS Code where I can open the theme folder and start editing on the go. But I ...
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Wordpress does not have the permission to update (IspConfig)

When I try to update a Wordpress website on a server I do not own since it is from an hosting provider. I am getting an error I never had. Translated to English (it is Dutch) Download update from ...
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ftp_nlist() and ftp_pwd() warnings

I'm not sure when this warning started. I got an existing site to do its hosting and applied the following good practices: Updated Wordpress - from 5.3 to 5.4.0 (current WP version) Updated all ...
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Fix permissions for users role

I have 4 users roles on my WordPress platform (role1, role2, role3, role4) Role 1 : administaror (full acces) Role 2 : proposal_editor (can create and publish posts, pages, templates, users...) Role ...
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Blank White page issue in WordPress

I am working in a WordPress site in Linux Mint. My file and folder permission is like below I used below code in wp-config.php file define( 'WP_DEBUG', true ); define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true ); ...
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Programmatically allow a non-author to edit a post based custom meta field

User A authored and published a post. In that post, User A selected User B as the "Manager" (a custom meta field). How can I allow User B to edit any post in which they are selected as the "Manager"?...
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Make custom post type archive for administrator only

Simply I have made a custom post type named ticket and have created an archive-ticket.php file I want to make if the user that tries to visit the tickets archive page is not administrator redirect him/...
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Plugin updates, change file permissions on WordPress

I have a strange problem with my wordpress websites. Every time I perform plugin updates, the file permissions on my server, are changed. I get the Forbidden error in my developer console for the ...
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admin-ajax.php 403 errors - no caching, permissions are fine

After putting up a recent dev site, I'm met with a very annoying 403 error I can't figure out. It's only an issue with non-WP core widgets (for example, Recent Posts Extended) and I can't add scripts ...
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How create a role with admin capability less 1 or 2?

I've created a new role and I need to give this role the full permissions and capability of an admin less create new admin user and edit plugin/themes. Is possible recall all and remove only the 3 I ...
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Wordpress won't allow for updates to plugins or Wordpress Core

It's been approximately a month since i can no longer update any plugins or wordpress core on my website. When I attempt to update the website it get's knocked off line. Jetpack then reactivates the ...
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allow non logged in user to upload images in media library

I have a website where I have a page that is accessible from any non logged in user . Its a form where I need to upload image through the form but when I try this its showing an error. But When I ...
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Permissions working but not working

Not sure what I changed in my Wordpress some days ago but today I was not able to update/install any plugin. I followed https://community.bitnami.com/t/wordpress-permissions-unable-to-create-directory/...
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Plugin updates change folder permissions

On one client WordPress site, when I update any plug-ins, all files and directories within that plug-in get their permissions automatically set to 766 - which means they aren't accessible by the ...
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WordPress php mysql errors - errcode: 13 permission denied

I'm developing a WordPress based website using the latest XAMPP release from Oct 9 2019 with Apache 2.4.41, MySQL/MariaDB 10.4.8 and php 7.3.10 using localhost on a Windows 10 machine. Since updating ...
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Correct wp-content ownership and permissions

I run an Ubuntu server for running many Wordpress websites. Every website is uploaded and managed by a separate system user. System users are allowed to FTP but not SSH into my server. And they are ...
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