[wp-hackers] GSoC 2009 : User Roles Project Idea

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Thu Mar 19 15:35:18 GMT 2009

Hi Nimal:

I'd like to see named roles and ability to assign rights to user roles as well as assign users to roles both on a user admin page as well as on a role admin page.  I'd like to see a system that supports defining an effectively unlimited number of different type of rights where a plugin could define its own rights such as "User can Rate Post", "User can Upload Avatar", "User can Edit SEO Options" and so on. 

Lastly, the checks in code for these rights need to be highly optimized so that adding user management does not add significant processing overhead to plugins (and possibly core) that may use it.

Does this help?

-Mike Schinkel

----- Original Message -----
From: "TalkOut a.k.a. Nimal" <talkout at gmail.com>
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 9:28:26 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [wp-hackers] GSoC 2009 : User Roles Project Idea


I'm planning to apply for WordPress in GSoC 2009, having worked on WordPress
and PHP for the last couple of years. I'm an undergraduate at University of
Moratuwa specializing in Computer Science and Engineering.

I'm more interested in the idea on User Roles mentioned in GSoC2009 page on
codex. I've been using couple of user role plug-ins for WP in some of my
blogs because the current system couldn't do all that is needed.

I would like to hear from the WP hackers on what features could be added in
User Roles, and I would like to know more about this project idea in the
context of GSoC 2009.


TalkOut / Nimal
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