WP_REST_Templates_Controller::permissions_check()protectedWP 5.8.0

Checks if the user has permissions to make the request.

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

No Hooks.


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


// protected - for code of main (parent) or child class
$result = $this->permissions_check( $request );
$request(WP_REST_Request) (required)
Full details about the request.


Since 5.8.0 Introduced.

Code of WP_REST_Templates_Controller::permissions_check() WP 6.0

protected function permissions_check( $request ) {
	// Verify if the current user has edit_theme_options capability.
	// This capability is required to edit/view/delete templates.
	if ( ! current_user_can( 'edit_theme_options' ) ) {
		return new WP_Error(
			__( 'Sorry, you are not allowed to access the templates on this site.' ),
				'status' => rest_authorization_required_code(),

	return true;