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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2105 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

WP_Role contains role name, instead of role slug

Reported by: scribu Owned by:
Milestone: 2.3 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: trunk
Component: API - Roles/Capabilities Keywords:


I recently ran into some capability issues after updating bbPress to 2.2.3 (and WordPress to 3.5).

Compared with native WP roles, the bbPress role objects don't seem to have the correct value for the 'name' property.

Steps to reproduce:

var_dump( $GLOBALS['wp_roles']->get_role( 'bbp_moderator' )->name );

Expected result:


Actual result:


Not sure if this is a bug in WP's tangled role API or if bbPress is _doing_it_wrong().

Change History (2)

#1 @johnjamesjacoby
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 2.3

Likely bbPress is doing it wrong, and I'm translating the role somewhere.

#2 @johnjamesjacoby
9 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [4601]) In bbp_add_forums_roles(), use $role_id instead of literal translated role name. Fixes #2105.

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