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current_user_can_for_blog() WP 3.0.0

Returns whether the current user has the specified capability for a given site.

This function also accepts an ID of an object to check against if the capability is a meta capability. Meta capabilities such as edit_post edit_user are capabilities used by the map_meta_cap() to map to primitive capabilities that a user or role has, such as edit_posts and edit_others_posts.

Example usage:

current_user_can_for_blog( $blog_id, 'edit_posts' );
current_user_can_for_blog( $blog_id, 'edit_post', $post->ID );
current_user_can_for_blog( $blog_id, 'edit_post_meta', $post->ID, $meta_key );

No Hooks.


true|false. Whether the user has the given capability.


current_user_can_for_blog( $blog_id, $capability, ...$args );
$blog_id(int) (required)
Site ID.
$capability(string) (required)
Capability name.
...$args(mixed) (required)
Optional further parameters, typically starting with an object ID.


Since 3.0.0 Introduced.
Since 5.3.0 Formalized the existing and already documented ...$args parameter by adding it to the function signature.
Since 5.8.0 Wraps current_user_can() after switching to blog.

Code of current_user_can_for_blog() WP 5.8

function current_user_can_for_blog( $blog_id, $capability, ...$args ) {
	$switched = is_multisite() ? switch_to_blog( $blog_id ) : false;

	$can = current_user_can( $capability, ...$args );

	if ( $switched ) {

	return $can;