[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #10201: Switch roles to use single role, and no user-specific caps

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#10201: Switch roles to use single role, and no user-specific caps
 Reporter:  Denis-de-Bernardy  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Role/Capability    |     Version:  2.8
 Severity:  normal             |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  early              |

Comment (by 10sexyapples):

 Every site that I build is primarily geared toward small to medium sized
 In the past, prior to the ability to create custom post types, I have had
 little use for roles and capabilities. I felt they were clumsy and
 inefficient, and for what I could achieve with them back then, not worth
 the effort.

 However, with the abilities I now have for "departmentalizing" my client's
 administrative areas using custom post types, the user roles and
 capabilities have suddenly become incredibly important, if not vital, as I
 can now give my clients the ability to delegate content responsibilities
 for the site via already established departments/job titles within their
 organization. It would be a serious regression if I suddenly could not
 provide that.

 Specific members in the organization can enter job descriptions ( the
 human resources department for instance ) others can enter content for
 product copy ( the sales team ).

 I think it would be a mistake to make any historical assumptions regarding
 the use of roles and capabilities at this point in time as in my humble
 opinion, they have only recently even become relevant with the latest
 advancements in core.

 just my 2¢ of course.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10201#comment:65>
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