[wp-hackers] User roles - GSOC proposal

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Mon Mar 29 22:23:00 UTC 2010

On Mar 29, 2010, at 4:20 PM, Andrew Nacin wrote:
> I would read through http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10201. In a
> nutshell, the consensus among the core developers is that the
> roles/capabilities system was overdone initially, and that it should be
> scaled back for performance and optimization purposes (more or less, scale
> it back, so it can be scaled up). The core developers have committed to the
> following: one user, one role (per blog). That would mean we remove two
> hardly used aspects of the system: user-specific +/- capabilities, and
> multiple roles per user.

Really?  With custom post types and CMS functionality I can see this being problematic as I can easily see a user have different roles for each content type.


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