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  • Hi there,
    I’m trying to register some new REST fields for users basing on their role.
    At the moment I’m using the register_rest_field() function, but it allows only to add a field to all the user.
    Is it possible to register a field only to users with a specific role?

    I want that users with admin role have a field that contributors have not.

    Thanks for the help!

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  • Moderator bcworkz


    Added fields are managed dynamically, there’s no persistent storage AFAIK, so you can wrap register_rest_field() in a conditional based on current_user_can(). Specify whatever admin capability that makes the most sense.

    Additionally, the callbacks you register must also confirm the user has the same capability. Similar to core callbacks like WP_REST_Meta_Fields::update_meta_value() do.

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