WP_User::add_cap( string $cap, bool $grant = true )

Adds capability and grant or deny access to capability.


$cap string Required
Capability name.
$grant bool Optional
Whether to grant capability to user.

Default: true

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Changing the capabilities of a user is persistent, meaning the added capability will stay in effect until explicitly revoked.

This setting is saved to the database (in table wp_options, field wp_user_roles), so it might be better to run this on theme/plugin activation.

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

public function add_cap( $cap, $grant = true ) {
	$this->caps[ $cap ] = $grant;
	update_user_meta( $this->ID, $this->cap_key, $this->caps );

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Version Description
2.0.0 Introduced.

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