What is the delete_private_pages permission in WordPress?
The delete_private_pages permission allows users to delete Pages written by any WordPress user, if they are in the Private status.
If users have the delete_private_pages permission, they will see the red “Trash” link under Pages in the Private status. This includes Pages where they are the author and also Pages where another user is the author.
Users with the delete_private_pages permission will also see a “Move to Trash” button when editing private Pages:
Who has the delete_private_pages permission?
The delete_private_pages permission is available on single WordPress sites and on multisite networks.
How to control who has the delete_private_pages permission
You can control who has the delete_private_pagees permission by installing the PublishPress Capabilities plugin.
- After installing PublishPress Capabilities, go to “Capabilities” in your WordPress admin menu.
- Using the dropdown in the top-left corner, choose the role you want to edit.
- Check or uncheck the box in the “Pages” row of the “Delete private” column.