[wp-hackers] Lowest Capabilities possible in Custom Role?

Mike Little wordpress at zed1.com
Sat Oct 15 00:51:55 UTC 2011

You can also use a plugin like "theme my profile" and allow them to edit
their profiles on the front end, disabling access to the back end
completely. Don't lock admins/editors out!

I just used that on a site today.


On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 15:18, Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org> wrote:

> On Oct 13 2011 11:53 AM, Robert Lusby wrote:
>> I'm a little confused creating a custom role in a plugin.
>> I need the end users to do "ONLY" the following things:
>> -> Post comments
>> -> Reply to comments
>> -> Edit their comment (optional/not required).
>> They *should not* have access to WP-Admin (so I believe I can't give them
>> "read" permissions?
>> What's the correct roles for this kind of user level? I've had a good read
>> of the Roles and Capabilities page on the Codex and still can't find an
>> exact answer.
>> Thanks!
> If you don't want them to have *any* access to WP-Admin, then don't give
> them logins, and therefor, they won't need a role. A plugin like AJAX Edit
> Comments can handle the 'edit comments' requirement. Anonymous users can
> comment just fine without a real user login.
> If you want verified logins, the Subscriber role should be fine, and will
> have extremely limited access to the admin screens already.
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> Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org>
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