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I have many doubts about the roles and capabilities of bbpress

Published on: November 27, 2022 at 11:01 pm · By: nigredo

Hello, I have read about bbPress roles and capabilities but I am still very confused. Does Dev4Press have a plugin that allows to create new roles or manage capabilities?

For example, I would very much like to create a role that could reply to closed topics. In this sense, I have noticed that the Toolbox plugin has a feature that allows you to reply to closed topics by selecting the existing roles. If I could create a new role (participant copy) I might get what I’m looking for. I would greatly appreciate any help

Thank you !

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  • #75084

    I think I misunderstood that Toolbox feature. I would not know how to get what I was looking for (allow certain users to reply to closed threads)

    It is so strange that there are no more capabilities in bbpress. If they worked as WordPress capabilities it would be much easier for everyone

  • #75085


    bbPress roles behave the same way as WordPress roles: each role has one or more capabilities that are used to determine what users can do. With that said, to allow replies to closed topics, bbPress checks for capability ‘moderate’ and it is a bad idea to give that role to the participants. It would be better for bbPress to have more capabilities and not reply by checking for ‘moderate’ for a lot of stuff, but it is what it is.

    My plugin doesn’t have role management, and I have no plans to add it, any time soon. The best way to add new roles is via code, but that will not solve your problem, because there is no capability for what you need to do.


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  • #75086

    Thank you very much for the answer. Bbpress does not have good documentation, knowing that the moderation capability allows to reply to closed threads is already very helpful

    Specifically, in the project that I’m working on, doing this is going to be something exceptional, so I can talk to the person so that they can respond to the closed topic and then remove that capability. Sure, it’s not ideal, but it’s an option

    Perhaps it would be interesting to develop a plugin in this direction, even without adding new capabilities, just changing the name of “participant” can contribute to the customization of the forum

    Thank you !!

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