[wp-hackers] User Capabilities
ringmaster at midnightcircus.com
Mon Jul 11 01:20:33 GMT 2005
Ryan Boren wrote:
>Actually, after some bugfixing done in 1.5.1, that setting determines
>whether new users are given level 0 or 1. So, we'll just give them
>"Registered" or "Contributor" roles instead (assuming we do the
>"Contributor" role). Backward compatibility would be assisted by a
>"Contributor" role that maps to level 1.
Right, as long as we're talking about a dropdown that lists *all* roles,
for two reasons:
1) I could set mine to 'Author', which is what I currently do for
2) Custom roles would be supported, so I could set self-registered users
on FFAF to a special role that I define, and then grant publish_post
rights only on that Friday.
This would be a royal pain to implement under the bugfixes you've
described, therefore it's a good improvement in 1.6, and also explains
why thing haven't been working as I've expected every so often when a
new user registers in my current 1.5 install. ;)
Ugh... I've just taken a cursory look at updating the UI for roles.
There is a lot of stuff that depends on user_level. For example, users
of level 5 can edit users of level 4 or less. In my opinion, this
should not be; You should be able to edit any user if you have the
'edit_users' cap. Thoughts on this? Can we ditch the user_level
dependencies in the core altogether?
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