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  • This is the easiest way to add capabilities to existing roles but beware. If you start experimenting with adding a lot of capabilities to a role and forget which capabilities you added, there is no easy way (at least that I have found) for reverting the capabilities back to the way you found them. Even disabling the plugin or uninstalling it will not do the trick. A Revert button would be an awesome addition!

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  • A “revert” button is probably not something that’s going in. This is simply because of how the underlying code behind WP’s roles and caps system works.

    The only way a revert button would work is if it reverted everything to the “factory default” (how caps were when you first installed WP). However, that’s problematic because it’d wipe caps from other plugins and create a few other issues with hybrid meta/primitive caps, which is something I won’t dive into right now.

    It’s something that’s been discussed numerous times. There’s probably even an open ticket for it on the issue tracker. But, I don’t see a realistic path forward rather than a cheap and hacky “factory reset” type of thing.

    If I ever think up an idea for handling this, it’ll definitely go in. But, WP’s cap system simply limits what I can do sometimes.

    Thanks for leaving a review!

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