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WordPress: Allowing Contributor Or Author To Upload Pictures

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Posted by Dave Lauretti on March 6, 2011

I just finished writing a post that will give you simple instructions for your WordPress blog on how to hide the media tab from the uploads dialog box on the post page for contributors – good – but we still want our WordPress contributors to be able to upload media such as images correct? Correct! There’s nothing like a nice article with a nice image and who wants to read simple plain text all the time? I don’t.

So if you allow people to join your WordPress blog website and contribute you will want to add the following code to the functions.php file in your theme directory:

if ( current_user_can('author') && !current_user_can('upload_files') )
add_action('admin_init', 'allow_contributor_uploads');

function allow_contributor_uploads() {
$contributor = get_role('author');
$contributor->add_cap('upload_files');
}

Very simple. For clarity, open functions.php in your theme directory, add the above code to the bottom of your code blocks and from here on in, contributors/authors will be able to upload images with their posts.

Enjoy!


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