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current_user_can › WordPress Function
› current_user_can ( $capability, $args )
Returns whether the current user has the specified capability.This function also accepts an ID of an object to check against if the capability is a meta capability. Meta capabilities such as
edit_userare capabilities used by the
map_meta_cap()function to map to primitive capabilities that a user or role has, such as
edit_others_posts. Example usage: current_user_can( 'edit_posts' ); current_user_can( 'edit_post', $post->ID ); current_user_can( 'edit_post_meta', $post->ID, $meta_key ); While checking against particular roles in place of a capability is supported in part, this practice is discouraged as it may produce unreliable results. Note: Will always return true if the current user is a super admin, unless specifically denied.
Related Functions: current_user_can_for_blog, set_current_user, get_current_user_id, wp_get_current_user, wp_set_current_user