[wp-hackers] Capabilities as a taxonomy

Ken Newman Ken at adcSTUDIO.com
Fri Jan 22 16:31:17 UTC 2010

Just FYI, Justin Tadlock has a plugin and tutorial on Custom 
Capabilities at that might be helpful: 

On 1/22/2010 11:23 AM, Andrew Nacin wrote:
>> The ability for users to have individual capabilities was removed because
>> nobody really used it, no?
> Actually, that still exists.
> The current system allows for a single user to have multiple roles and
> overriding individual capabilities as well. What has been proposed is
> limiting users to a single role with no opportunity for individual
> capabilities on top of that.
> This could significantly increase performance in many situations, as
> currently the system can result in a lot of overhead. (For example, if you
> wanted to get a list of all users with a certain capability, and you have X
> number of users you have to calculate capabilities for...)
>   We may need to introduce role management as either a feature or a
> core/canonical plugin at that point, that way roles can be cloned and
> fine-tuned.
> See also: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10201.
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