Warning: This method has been deprecated. Use WP_User::for_site() instead.

WP_User::_init_caps( string $cap_key = '' )

Sets up capability object properties.


Will set the value for the ‘cap_key’ property to current database table prefix, followed by ‘capabilities’. Will then check to see if the property matching the ‘cap_key’ exists and is an array. If so, it will be used.

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$cap_key string Optional
Optional capability key

Default: ''

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File: wp-includes/class-wp-user.php. View all references

protected function _init_caps( $cap_key = '' ) {
	global $wpdb;

	_deprecated_function( __METHOD__, '4.9.0', 'WP_User::for_site()' );

	if ( empty( $cap_key ) ) {
		$this->cap_key = $wpdb->get_blog_prefix( $this->site_id ) . 'capabilities';
	} else {
		$this->cap_key = $cap_key;

	$this->caps = $this->get_caps_data();


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Version Description
4.9.0 Use WP_User::for_site()
2.1.0 Introduced.

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