$user->hasPermission() method

Does the user have the given permission?

  • Optionally accepts a Page or Template context for the permission.
  • This method accounts for the user's permissions across all their roles.


if($user->hasPermission('page-publish')) {
  // user has the page-publish permission in one of their roles
if($user->hasPermission('page-publish', $page)) {
  // user has page-publish permission for $page


// basic usage
$bool = $user->hasPermission($name);

// usage with all arguments
$bool = $user->hasPermission($name, $context = null);


namestring, Permission

Permission name, object or id.

context (optional)Page, Template, bool, string

Page or Template...

  • or specify boolean true to return if user has permission OR if it was added at any template
  • or specify string "templates" to return array of Template objects where user has permission

Return value

bool array

$user methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.132

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