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  • Hello, together.

    I’m new with ACF and need your help with following issue:

    I’ve created a custom post type with my own meta boxes. With ACF I add two special boxes like geo locator and image upload. Everything works fine until my user has the role administrator.

    The reason is a short code which hides all custom posts from other users than the one who is logged in, in the overview list.

    The code is:

    function posts_for_current_author($query) {
    	global $user_level;
    	if($query->is_admin && $user_level < 5) {
    		global $user_ID;
    		$query->set('author',  $user_ID);
    	return $query;

    If I delete the line “$query->set(‘author’, $user_ID);” I see all ACF meta boxes on the edit page, but also all entries from all users in the list.

    Do someone has any idea how I can get both working together?

    Thanks a lot for your help in advance!

    add_filter( 'posts_where', 'creator_posts' );
    function creator_posts( $where ){
        global $wpdb, $pagenow, $current_user;
        if ( is_admin() && $pagenow=='edit.php' && $current_user->user_login != 'admin') {
           $where .= "AND (".$wpdb->posts.".post_author = '".$current_user->ID."' )";
        return $where;

    you can also add any other statements to IF block for example

  • VoiD2008, you made my day!
    I changed the if statement a little bit to

    if ( (is_admin() && $pagenow=='edit.php') && !current_user_can( 'update_core' )) {

    So I don’t have to know the name of the user. Only if the user has a very high privileg (like update_core) I will show him/her the entire list.

    Thanks again for this quick and very good answer!

  • Yep your statement better =) You are welcome =)

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