[wp-hackers] Capabilities and Plugins

Owen Winkler ringmaster at midnightcircus.com
Sun Mar 5 14:11:02 GMT 2006

Mark Jaquith wrote:
> Or, create a new function that allows plugins to register their 
> capabilities (in memory).  Then, a role manager plugin could merge 
> capabilities defined in the database with default capabilities plus 
> capabilities registered by plugins on the fly.

In my Role Manager, I have added a hook that allows plugins to register 
their own caps for application to roles and users.  This is from the 
Role Manager documentation (http://redalt.com/wiki/Role+Manager):

add_filter('capabilities_list', 'add_my_caps');
function add_my_caps($caps) {
$caps[] = 'my_custom_cap1';
$caps[] = 'my_custom_cap2';
return $caps;

If the core were to do this, it would need to fill the caps list with 
all of the built-in caps.


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