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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#4493 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Widgets and Capabilities

Reported by: miklb Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.2
Component: Administration Keywords: widgets, roles, capabilities 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


Some discussion regarding the roles and capabilities concerning widgets can be found in this ticket, http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4275

Now that widgets are a core item, I propose that they are no longer tied to the Edit Theme capability, but given their own distinct capability. I'm not proposing by default that the capability is given to any other role besides admin, but that the option (ala the Role Manager plugin) is there to grant that privilege. Currently, the only option I've found would be to grant Edit Themes. I find it confusing to allow someone the ability to do/see that (granted, if I don't make the theme file writable, no damage could be done), if all I want to do is allow them to reorder them, or to change some text in a text widget.

Unfortunately, my coding skills would prevent me from directly providing a solution, however I'd be glad to assist in any other way in seeing this come to fruition.

Change History (5)

#1 @rob1n
11 years ago

I'm -1, for reasons that I've posted on the mailing list. Doesn't make much difference, either way, and I see no purpose for being able to manipulate widgets, yet not switch themes. Similar functions, no?

#2 @rob1n
11 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

#3 @andy
11 years ago

-1, ditto rob1n

#4 @markjaquith
11 years ago

-1 for rob1n's reasons.

Also, you can effectively accomplish this by making theme files read-only and only putting one theme in wp-content/themes/

#5 @foolswisdom
11 years ago

  • Milestone 2.3 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as won't fix based on devel feedback.

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