Change WordPress user roles and capabilities Forums Bug Reports Can’t uncheck any capabilities, can only turn on them

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  • #6129
    gfnewsite@gmail.com
    Participant

    When I (administrator account) edit the capabilities on any user, it shows a checkbox next to each capability of theirs that is off. I can check that checkbox to turn on that capability for them. So far, that’s normal.

    But, for capabilities that are active for them, it shows a faded-blue checkmark and I can’t click on it to turn it off. Is there a setting that’s causing this? How come I can’t uncheck any capabilities, is there a solution?

    #6130
    Vladimir
    Keymaster

    URE works this way by design. You can revoke from a user only those capabilities which granted to him directly. Capability granted via a role, can be revoked this way:
    1) revoke from user that role
    or
    2) revoke that capability from that role.

    #6131
    gfnewsite@gmail.com
    Participant

    Thanks! I had created a lot of roles as a starting point for different users, thinking that would be easier. I guess instead of roles I’ll use individual capabilities.

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