Autosave fails for users with the "Author" role.
|Reported by:||beaulebens||Owned by:|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||editor, ajax, reporter-feedback|
If a user's role is set as "Author" then the autosave functionality of the editor will fail. So far the symptoms I've seen have been either returning a 500 error from the AJAX request (seen in FireBug using FF3, although these errors are seen on all browsers), or also as a big error in the right editor sidebar saying "You are not allowed to edit posts as this user".
When the error message appears, it also wraps the page content in the default admin error page layout (gray background, white box, rounded corners) and thus shrinks the page.
I tracked it down to being because the AJAX POST is failing to include a user_ID value, so when the security checks are made, they fail. One way to fix this is to add the user_ID to the AJAX POST.
/wp-includes/js/autosave.js -- Line 167, add:
user_ID: jQuery('#user-id').val() || 0,
If not through this method, then the user_ID needs to be derived from the request somehow else in /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php before line 565 (or somewhere in the flow of the wp_create_post_autosave() function) to avoid the error.
Change History (6)
- Component changed from Administration to Autosave
- Owner anonymous deleted