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#25189 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Meta keys a user can't edit shouldn't be displayed in the Custom Fields meta box

Reported by: trepmal Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch commit
Focuses: Cc:


So you've registered your meta like this

register_meta( 'post', 'my_registered_meta', 'my_sanitize_callback', '__return_false' );

__return_false is ultimately passed to a cap check to make the user not allowed to edit the meta.

The caps are correctly checked when listing the key/value pairs in the meta box, but the key is still listed in the key-picker <select> menu (assuming the key exists because your plugin created it) and attempts to add meta with that key from the Custom Fields box fail with an error.

Here's my attempt to diagram the issue: http://cl.ly/R70L/custom-meta.png
And here's code to demo the issue: https://gist.github.com/trepmal/28653a84b6a14ac7db94

The patch simply adds a current_user_can check

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Change History (4)

@trepmal23 months ago

comment:1 @SergeyBiryukov22 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.7

comment:2 @SergeyBiryukov22 months ago

  • Keywords commit added

comment:3 @nacin22 months ago

  • Milestone 3.7 deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is a duplicate of #18786.

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