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  • I have created a custom post type named “Project” for my website. I added custom capabilities using this line in the register_post_type call:

    'capability_type' => 'project',

    This gives me the set of capabilities using standard, default names:
    edit_project, read_project, publish_project, and so on.

    I wanted to add a user role that can only edit the projects post type and nothing else. So I created a new role like this:

    add_role( 'project_editor', 'Project Editor', array(
    		'read' => true,
    		'edit_projects' => true,
    		'edit_project' => true,
    		'read_project' => true,
    		'delete_project' => true,
    		'edit_others_projects' => true,
    		'publish_projects' => true,
    		'upload-files' => true,
    	 ) );

    So far, so good. I created a user, assigned the Project Editor role, and the new user can edit projects as I needed.

    However, now my administrator account can no longer edit the projects.

    So my question is, is there a way to set this up so that users can edit the projects with either edit_project or edit_post capabilities, or do I need to add the individual project capabilities to all user roles?

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