[wp-hackers] User Capabilities

Robert Deaton false.hopes at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 22:22:37 GMT 2005

I think a combination of the two would be great. Having roles like 
publisher, editor, newsroom type roles that allow for the management of 
posts, but then also things like Administrator and a few lesser powerful but 
still administrative roles so that one person can not only be omni-powerful, 
but grant other users permissions to do things that they can be trusted to 

On 7/10/05, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
> While we're working out the design and implementation details of the
> role/capability system, let's talk about roles. Currently, we are using
> Textpattern's role definitions.
> http://textpattern.org/tips/280/editing-user-priveleges
> In addition, we have "Inactive" and "Subscriber" roles. Inactive has no
> capabilities at all. It serves as a means of deactivating an account
> without deleting it. A Subscriber is someone who can login and read but
> not do anything else.
> The Textpattern roles are based on a newsroom workflow. Is that what we
> want for WordPress, or do we want different roles using a different
> paradigm? Many have suggested that "Publisher" be "Administrator", for
> example. Any other suggestions?
> Ryan
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--Robert Deaton
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