[wp-hackers] User Capabilities

Owen Winkler ringmaster at midnightcircus.com
Sun Jul 10 22:33:10 GMT 2005

Ryan Boren wrote:

>How about we just tell plugin authors to specify "level_X" capabilities
>when creating new roles?  One day, when levels are deprecated entirely,
>we can simply ignore any level_x capabilities and not be left with any
>user_level cruft in the role/cap API.
Ok by me.
It would be cool if there was an easy way to tag these emails so that 
they get transferred to Codex in the future.

>>When the system updates a user's role, the WP_User class would filter 
>>through allcaps (after the role change) looking for the highest 
>>"level_x" and then use that to set the user_level for backwards 
>Sounds good.
Merged and working.

>>Similarly - I'm just noting this now - capabilities.php probably 
>>shouldn't be using translate_level_to_role() from upgrade_functions.php, 
>I think that is just leftover.  It can probably be removed.
New capabilities.php attached.


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