[wp-hackers] Adding editing rights for specific posts in a custom post type

Steve Taylor steve at sltaylor.co.uk
Tue Mar 8 23:01:42 UTC 2011

Hi David,

I've found this plugin invaluable:


What you're describing doesn't sound as if it'll be entirely catered
for by the plugin, but it should help a lot.

Past that, you'll need to understand how you're using the
'capability_type' and 'capabilities' arguments for
register_post_type() (if that's under your control and not exclusively
managed by the plugin. I dealt with this briefly but I forget the
details. Oh, here's an article by the saviour who did the plugin:


Hope this helps...

Steve Taylor

On 8 March 2011 21:56, David F. Carr <david at carrcommunications.com> wrote:
> I'd like to replicate some functionality from an older website I have on top
> of WordPress, but it's going to require some modification of the default way
> WordPress handles post editing rights.
> On the old site, I have an event listing system where multiple officers of
> an organization can share editing rights to an event posting. Everyone has
> the right to edit their own posts, but members of a group can edit each
> other's posts.
> I have a WordPress plugin called RSVPMaker that has some nicer functionality
> for event management, but I need to figure out how to retrofit this other
> functionality onto it. RSVPMaker events are tracked through a custom post
> type, so what I want to do is allow selected users to edit each other's
> posts without making them editors with access to all posts. How do I hook
> into the WordPress access rights system?
> In pseudocode, what I want to implement is
> if (user is trying to edit or post an edit AND post type=='rsvpmaker')
>  if(user owns post OR user has group access rights)
>     allow access
>  else
>     refuse access
> Suggestions?
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