[wp-hackers] Custom Post Type + Capabilities & Roles

Jake Goldman wphackers at jakemgold.myfastmail.com
Sun Jun 27 21:17:45 UTC 2010

It may. Let me experiment. I think my confusion surrounds not fully 
understanding the way the singular "edit_post" and "delete_post" 
capabilities are handled on the back end.

As to your question, you need to add those new capabilities 
($role->add_cap) to the roles who should be able to edit those posts.


On 6/27/2010 4:31 PM, Joaquin Rodriguez Montero wrote:
> Jake,
> Based on your code I added:
> 'capabilities' =>  array( 'edit_post' =>  'guest_question','edit_posts' =>
> 'guest_questions'),
> And that allowed me to submit it for review.
> I couldn't succeed to show the new post type on any other user than the
> guest blogger.. does this bit helps what are you trying to achieve?
> Chocks
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> From: Jake Goldman<wphackers at jakemgold.myfastmail.com>
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> Exactly what happens to me. I'm fairly convinced at this point it's just
> an obscure bug. Even if it there's a way around this (Andrew?) it seems
> like this is a reasonable use case that just doesn't work as one should
> expect. You shouldn't be able to get to the "Add New" screen only to be
> presented with, effectively, a "you can't add this" error.
> Will submit to trac later today.
> Jake
> On 6/27/2010 9:09 AM, Brent Shepherd wrote:
>> Based on my experimentation, if a user had only the "edit_questions"
>> capability, they would be able to view the "Questions" admin page, as well
>> as the "Add Question" page. However, when entering a question on the "Add
>> Question" page, the auto save script would throw a "You are not allowed to
>> edit this post" error at the bottom of the edit box. When they click
> "Submit
>> for Review" WordPress dies showing the "You are not allowed to edit this
>> post" error.
>> Andrew, have you created a custom post type with a custom capability and
>> successfully been able to recreate a contributor role using just
>> "edit_{custom_post}"? I haven't been able to make it work.
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