[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31020: Introduce discrete capability for managing widgets

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#31020: Introduce discrete capability for managing widgets
 Reporter:  westonruter     |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement     |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |  Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Widgets         |    Version:
 Severity:  normal          |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  administration  |
 As with management of nav menus (#29213), managing widgets currently
 requires `edit_theme_options` capability, a capability associated with
 administrators which grants the power to make many wide sweeping changes.
 There should be a discrete capability `manage_widgets` just for managing
 widgets, one that is inherited for anyone who has `edit_theme_options` by
 default. This was done for Customizer access in #28605 with the
 introduction of a `customize` capability.

 Originally brought up in #14386.
 The same is proposed for menus in #29213.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31020>
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