[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #39677: Introduce capabilities for managing translations

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Tue Jan 24 14:29:10 UTC 2017

#39677: Introduce capabilities for managing translations
 Reporter:  flixos90         |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement      |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Role/Capability  |    Version:
 Severity:  normal           |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                   |
 We currently have capabilities for managing core updates, plugin
 installation/updates and theme installation/updates. However we lack
 capabilities for managing translation installation/updates, so let's add
 them. This is especially critical as it's currently not possible to allow
 a user to only install/update translations while not allowing them to
 install/update anything else.

 I suggest introducing `install_translations` and `update_translations`. I
 think they should be added as primitive caps to the `administrator` role
 (would need to happen in WP version update function), just how the other
 above caps work. We would then also need to add them to `map_meta_cap()`,
 where it could currently go into the same group as the other caps I
 mentioned above. However, let's also have an eye on #38673, as the changes
 on that ticket might require us to handle the `map_meta_cap()` stuff

 About usage of these capabilities, there are several areas in core where
 they could be used:

 * `wp-admin/options.php` line 185
 * `wp-admin/options-general.php` line 147
 * `wp-admin/network/settings.php` line 66 and 345
 * `wp-admin/network/site-new.php` line 68 and 236
 * `wp-admin/update-core.php` line 617 and 732

 Regarding `wp_can_install_language_pack()`, I think the `current_user_can(
 'install_translations' )` check should not go into that function as that
 function is also used during setup where it should be accessible to

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/39677>
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