[wp-hackers] User Capabilities
ryan at boren.nu
Fri Jul 1 15:17:18 GMT 2005
On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 02:05 -0400, Mark Jaquith wrote:
> Ryan Boren wrote:
> >// Don't let staff writers upload images.
> Sir, I $staff->remove_cap('to_you')
> With edit_posts, it would be good to be able to specify if the role can
> edit own posts only, own posts and posts of lower levels, own posts and
> posts of same level.
> For instance,
> $collaborators = $wp_roles->get_role('collaborators');
> Or something. Sometimes you want people of the same level to be able to
> edit each others posts, and sometimes you don't. This would mean that
> there would have to be some sort of way of specifying that certain
> groups are "higher up" than others.
I'd prefer to get away from user levels entirely. A user can either
edit other users' posts, or not.
A more useful and understandable model would be to limit roles to
categories. A user would have a role and a list of categories to which
that role's post edit/create/publish capabilities would apply. A
Managing Editor, for example, would have capabilities on all categories,
whereas a Copy Editor might have capabilities on only one or two
categories. So, a Managing Editor could edit any user's posts and a
Copy Editor could edit other users' posts only within a set of
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