[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5121: Review and improve capabilities checks

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#5121: Review and improve capabilities checks
 Reporter:  ericlewis               |       Owner:  johnjamesjacoby
     Type:  enhancement             |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal                  |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  API - Roles/Capability  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback            |
Changes (by thebrandonallen):

 * type:  defect (bug) => enhancement


 Up is a first pass at adding group capabilities.

 All tests still pass. We probably need more. @boone, I'm looking to you
 for direction here.

 There are a few spots where `current_user_can()` is used instead of
 `bp_current_user_can()`, but since it was code added fairly recently
 (2.1), I left them alone for now as I was unsure if there was a specific
 reason for this.

 The goal of this initial pass was only to remove the usage of the
 `bp_moderate` cap within groups.

 The approach I've taken is completely dynamic. The caveat of this approach
 is that it likely won't work with role managers without additional work.
 On our part, or that of the plugin authors. This may not be an issue, but
 I wanted to make sure it was considered.

 I've written a basic plugin to demonstrate how this approach might be
 used, which can be found here https://github.com/thebrandonallen/bp-

 It should also be noted that, in order for attachment:5121.01.groups.patch
 to work, you will also need to apply the patch from #6501, until it's
 committed to trunk.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5121#comment:21>
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