Posts Tagged ‘capability’

User Role Editor 3.6.2 is published

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

User Role Editor

User Role Editor


User Role Editor WordPress plugin version 3.6.2 is published at May 23rd, 2012. Hindi translation was added. Thanks to Outshine Solutions. Translations for these languages still wait updates: Finnish, Japanese, Belorussian, Brasilian Portuguese, Chinese, German, Hungarian, Polish.
Former and new translators are welcome!

edit_plugins WordPress user capability

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

edit_plugins WordPress user capabilty

edit_plugins capabilty

This capability is self-explained and self-documented. It does that what it has in its name, really. If user has edit_plugins capability, he get access to the “Editor” menu item at the “Plugins” submenu of administrator back-end system menu. Of course, user should have “activate_plugins” capability too, as without such capability he could not access top level “Plugins” menu item. That is correct for single-site WordPress installation only.
For multi-site WordPress configuration:
1st, you should have super-admin privileges in order to be capable edit installed plugins files,

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edit_files WordPress user capability

Friday, April 27th, 2012

edit_files is deprecated WordPress user capability

deprecated capability

edit_files WordPress user capability introduced into WordPress since version 2.0 is not used anymore. It is added into current WordPress database schema for backward compatibility purpose with old themes and plugins, but no one line of WordPress core code uses this capability to take real decision about user’s permissions, allow or prohibit some operation.
Thus, I classified edit_files capability as deprecated and show it at User Role Editor plugin similar way as other deprecated capabilities like ‘level_1’, ‘level_2′, etc., that is hidden by default.
To see deprecated capabilities list at User Role Editor turn on “Show deprecated capabilities’ checkbox at the top of role editor form.

Preview others posts without edit

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Preview Others Posts Without Editing

Preview Others Posts

You can preview others not published yet posts in case you can edit them only. This is WordPress behavior by default. Suppose, you decided to change that, and give some users or role ability to read others posts in read-only mode, not giving them ‘edit-others-posts’ capability.
You will need to add a new user capability, modify one file from WordPress core and add little piece of code to your theme functions.php file. Are you ready? Let’s go!

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delete_users WordPress user capability

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

delete_users WordPress user capability

delete users

Suppose your site has a lot of user registrations and a lot of them are SPAM records. In that situation you could wish to delegate such spam users deletion to someone else. What capability is needed to get permission to delete unneeded WordPress users records? First of all, – delete_users capability. Is it enough? No. In order to delete user, you need to select it from user list. Thus, you should have some other user capability. Yes, it is 'list_users' capability. Without such capability you can not access your blog users list (“Users->All Users” menu item) under single-site WordPress installation and can not apply “Delete” command to selected user. Continue reading to see more detailed description and (if you curious enough) look inside WordPress core source code to know where and how WordPress implements ‘delete_users’ security permission.

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delete_themes WordPress user capability

Monday, March 19th, 2012

delete_themes WordPress user capability

delete_themes

What capability to add or remove in order to allow or prohibit WordPress theme deletion? That’s simple, you can say, of course delete_themes user capability. It is clear from its name, isn’t it? You are right. But it is not full true. It’s useful to know, that if you have not switch_themes capability under single-site WordPress installation, you can not delete selected theme, even if you click ‘Delete’ command from WordPress interface. Interesting? Continue reading and see more detailed description or (if you curious enough) even look inside WordPress core source code together with me.
I found delete_themes capability in this WordPress core files:
wp-admin\themes.php;
wp-admin\network\themes.php;
wp-admin\includes\class-wp-ms-themes-list-table.php;
wp-admin\includes\class-wp-themes-list-table.php;
wp-includes\capabilities.php;
wp-admin\includes\schema.php.

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delete_plugins WordPress user capability

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

delete_plugin WordPress user capability

Delete plugin

delete_plugins WordPress user capability allows user to delete not active plugins. Such user has to have access to the “Plugins” menu at WordPress administrator back-end (requires activate_plugins capability for that). In order to delete plugin user can use plugin row link, which is shown under each plugin name, or bulk action, applied to the selected set of plugins simultaneously.
delete_plugins capability is used inside these WordPress core files:
wp-admin/plugins.php;
wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugins-list-table.php;
wp-admin/includes/schema.php;
wp-includes/capabilities.php;
Proceed reading if you wish to look inside WordPress core code and get more details.

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