WP_REST_Terms_Controller::update_item_permissions_check( WP_REST_Request $request )

Checks if a request has access to update the specified term.

Parameters Parameters


(WP_REST_Request) (Required) Full details about the request.

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Return Return

(true|WP_Error) True if the request has access to update the item, false or WP_Error object otherwise.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-terms-controller.php

	public function update_item_permissions_check( $request ) {
		$term = $this->get_term( $request['id'] );

		if ( is_wp_error( $term ) ) {
			return $term;

		if ( ! current_user_can( 'edit_term', $term->term_id ) ) {
			return new WP_Error(
				__( 'Sorry, you are not allowed to edit this term.' ),
				array( 'status' => rest_authorization_required_code() )

		return true;

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Version Description
4.7.0 Introduced.

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