[wp-hackers] User & author capabilities

John P. Bloch jbloch at olympianetworks.com
Tue May 18 10:54:56 UTC 2010

Capabilities manager should be what you need. It'll let you change any  
role's capabilities, or even create your own custom roles and  

On May 18, 2010, at 6:15 AM, Patrik Bóna <patrik.bona at mrhead.sk> wrote:

> Hi Hackers,
> I have few question regarding authors and their permissions.
> I have web site with custom content types (for example picture) and  
> users can upload them directly from website (not from wp-admin) and  
> even if they have no permissions (lowest or none user role) they are  
> authors of uploaded pictures (posts).
> Problem is when i want to edit such a post as admin. There is author  
> box but there are only editors and users with higher permissions. So  
> if i hit save in edit post page then user is changed... So temporary  
> i've removed this box from posts and custom content types.
> Also i want sometime to change author of post to someone else but  
> with default author box i can not choose users with low user roles...
> My question is what is best solution to solve this ? Should i write  
> custom meta box for authors with all users or is there any better  
> way how to do it ?
> Also i have another question regarding preview of drafts. Currently  
> only authors and higher users roles can see previews of post. How  
> can i modify it so also subscribers can see preview of post (but not  
> edit them, just see preview) if i send them preview link ?
> Many thanks for your help.
> Best regards
> Patrik
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