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Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#38997 assigned defect (bug)

delete_private_posts capability doesn't prevent user from deleting private posts

Reported by: yboris's profile yboris Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.6.1
Component: Role/Capability Keywords: needs-patch needs-unit-tests
Focuses: administration Cc:


Attempting to prevent users from deleting a published post works, but if they set a post to 'private' they can delete it even if 'delete_private_posts' capability is set to 0.

global $current_user;
// works
$current_user->allcaps['delete_published_posts'] = 0;
// doesn't work
$current_user->allcaps['delete_private_posts'] = 0;

"doesn't work" means that "Trash" link appears on hover over the post in edit.php and "Move to Trash" shows up on post.php

Change History (3)

#1 @yboris
7 years ago

The above "global $current_user" was a shorthand of:

$current_user = wp_get_current_user();
$current_user->allcaps['delete_published_posts'] = 0;
$current_user->allcaps['delete_private_posts'] = 0;

#2 @johnbillion
7 years ago

  • Component changed from Users to Role/Capability
  • Keywords needs-patch needs-unit-tests added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Owner set to johnbillion
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Thank you for your report, @yboris. Sorry that it's taken such a long time before anybody responded.

I'm looking into this as part of several other related fixes.

#3 @johnbillion
5 years ago

  • Owner johnbillion deleted
  • Status changed from accepted to assigned
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