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WP_REST_Posts_Controller::get_items_permissions_check() public WP 4.7.0

Checks if a given request has access to read posts.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_REST_Posts_Controller{}

No Hooks.


true|WP_Error. True if the request has read access, WP_Error object otherwise.


$WP_REST_Posts_Controller = new WP_REST_Posts_Controller();
$WP_REST_Posts_Controller->get_items_permissions_check( $request );
$request(WP_REST_Request) (required)
Full details about the request.


Since 4.7.0 Introduced.

Code of WP_REST_Posts_Controller::get_items_permissions_check() WP 5.8

public function get_items_permissions_check( $request ) {

	$post_type = get_post_type_object( $this->post_type );

	if ( 'edit' === $request['context'] && ! current_user_can( $post_type->cap->edit_posts ) ) {
		return new WP_Error(
			__( 'Sorry, you are not allowed to edit posts in this post type.' ),
			array( 'status' => rest_authorization_required_code() )

	return true;