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Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

#42136 new defect (bug)

manage_links should be a custom capability not a default

Reported by: Beee Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 4.8.2
Component: Role/Capability Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I just noticed the capability manage_links still gets added to the default administrator capabilities upon a clean install.

If you check that with current_user_can it returns as false, even when a user has this capability, like an administrator. This is when the plugin link manager is not installed.

If you have the plugin link manager installed, it returns as true (as expected).

So I think it should be removed out of the core and inserted into the https://wordpress.org/plugins/link-manager/.

Change History (2)

#2 @Beee
22 months ago

  • Severity changed from normal to minor
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