What is the edit_private_pages permission in WordPress?

The edit_private_pages permission allows users to edit WordPress Pages if they are in the Private status.

To use this permission, you must have two other capabilities:

If users have the edit_private_pages permission, they will see the “Edit” link under private Pages.

Edit Private Page
Edit Private Page

Who has the edit_private_pages permission?

The edit_private_pages permission is available on single WordPress sites and on multisite networks.

By default, the edit_private_pages permission is given to Super Admins, Administrators, and Editors.

Subscribers and Contributors can not edit private Pages.

How to control who has the edit_private_pages permission

You can control who has the edit_private_pages 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 “Edit private” column.
Edit Private Pages Box
Edit Private Pages Box

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