[wp-hackers] Partial admin capabilities

Ryan Bilesky rbilesky at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 20:13:47 UTC 2010

Ok, so where is the userid it is testing passed in?

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Michael D Adams <mda at blogwaffe.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:36 AM, Ryan Bilesky <rbilesky at gmail.com> wrote:
> > idk why but this doesn't even seem to be working.
> As others have mentioned, the user_has_cap is a little confusing.
> You've run into a few of it's problems.
> 1. Don't check against the current_user, check against the user passed
> to the filter.  Some parts of WordPress do things like
> $some_user->has_cap( $cap ) (where $some_user is not the current user)
> in addition to current_user_can( $cap ); your code needs to be looking
> at the correct user in both cases.
> 2. You're switching on an array - not on a single cap.
> 3. The cap you want is passed as the first element of the third
> parameter, not the second parameter.  The second parameter is an array
> of capabilities WordPress has decided the user must have for the
> current_user_can() or has_cap() check to pass.
> (4. As Nacin mentions, your code can be significantly simplified with
> a prettier switch statement.)
> Try this: http://pastebin.com/5HmAt92Q
> You could also accomplish the same thing using the map_meta_cap filter
> whose arguments are a little more straightforward, but whose return
> value is a little stranger.  So it might be more or less intuitive for
> you: http://pastebin.com/EYBeLKBD
> Mike
> --mdawaffe
> PS: I also agree you could do all of this with a custom role.
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