[wp-hackers] Using capabilities to remove posts, links and comments, but not menus.

Kevinjohn Gallagher kevinjohngallagher at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 11 11:12:16 UTC 2011

Hi Tom,

I'm sure you're aware but it should also be noted that giving someone the
capability to moderate comments allows them access to edit all posts.
This has caused me a large number of issues in the past (and 1 very public


Kevinjohn Gallagher

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On 11/11/2011 10:50, "Tom Barrett" <tcbarrett at gmail.com> wrote:

>From the resounding silence .. :)
>Also, watching Chip's video on theme development (submitting to
>wordpress.org), having comments as no-questions-asked REQUIRED element
>would seem to imply that edit_posts is a REQUIRED capability for themes.
>And finally, looking through wp-admin/includes/menu.php and
>the custom_menu_order filters, removing posts and comments from the admin
>menu doesn't appear to be encouraged.
>Over all, it seems my approach is not very 'WordPress'. I will re-visit
>this later.
>Thanks for listening.
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