current_user_can_for_blog( int $blog_id, string $capability, mixed $args ): bool

Returns whether the current user has the specified capability for a given site.


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_for_blog( $blog_id, 'edit_posts' );
current_user_can_for_blog( $blog_id, 'edit_post', $post->ID );
current_user_can_for_blog( $blog_id, 'edit_post_meta', $post->ID, $meta_key );

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$blog_id int Required
Site ID.
$capability string Required
Capability name.
$args mixed Optional
Optional further parameters, typically starting with an object ID.

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bool Whether the user has the given capability.

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File: wp-includes/capabilities.php. View all references

function current_user_can_for_blog( $blog_id, $capability, ...$args ) {
	$switched = is_multisite() ? switch_to_blog( $blog_id ) : false;

	$can = current_user_can( $capability, ...$args );

	if ( $switched ) {

	return $can;

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Version Description
5.8.0 Wraps current_user_can() after switching to blog.
5.3.0 Formalized the existing and already documented ...$args parameter by adding it to the function signature.
3.0.0 Introduced.

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