[wp-hackers] User roles - GSOC proposal

kaiiser 24-7 at gmx.net
Thu Apr 1 12:34:31 UTC 2010

> The idea of having one preconfigured "role" as an all-access administrator
> and then assigning capabilities on a per-user basis is, in my opinion, what
> would work best in the majority of cases.  The sites I've worked on in the
> past fit one of two types:
> 1 - Blogs which allow comments but not registration.  There is one author
> (with unlimited access) and all other "users" are unauthenticated commentors
> that are identified by their email address.  They don't even appear in the
> user system.
> 2 - CMS-type sites that allow limited registration but no comments (think
> front-end website and back-end pseudo-intranet).  There is one superadmin
> and every individual has a different role with custom capabilities ... none
> of the pre-defined "subscriber" "contributor" etc roles make sense in this
> case and end up being deleted in favor of "intern" "project manager" etc.

So is there anyone else out there who supports this idea?

Btw: I think making such a lightweight system would maybe bring up the
for some core-devs to finally get some sort of basic role/cap-manager
WP (waiting for this too long). I personally think this is not plugin-

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