current_user_can() – Returns whether the current user has the specified capability.

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Description

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_post and edit_user are capabilities used by the map_meta_cap() function to map to primitive capabilities that a user or role has, such as edit_posts and `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.

Usage

$bool = current_user_can( $capability, $args );

Parameters

$capability
( string ) required – Capability name.
$args
( mixed ) optional

Returns

bool Whether the current user has the given capability. If $capability is a meta cap and $object_id is passed, whether the current user has the given meta capability for the given object.

Source

File name: wordpress/wp-includes/capabilities.php
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function current_user_can( $capability, ...$args ) {
  return user_can( wp_get_current_user(), $capability, ...$args );
}
 

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