function author_can( $post, $capability ) {}

Whether author of supplied post has capability or role.


  • int|object $post: Post ID or post object.
  • string $capability: Capability or role name.

Source code

function author_can( $post, $capability ) {

	if ( !$post = get_post($post) )

		return false;

	$author = new WP_User( $post->post_author );

	if ( empty( $author->ID ) )

		return false;

	$args = array_slice( func_get_args(), 2 );

	$args = array_merge( array( $capability ), $args );

	return call_user_func_array( array( &$author, 'has_cap' ), $args );



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