Using Gravity Forms ‘gform_rest_api_capability_post_entries_notifications’ PHP filter

The gform_rest_api_capability_post_entries_notifications filter in Gravity Forms sets the capability required to re-send notifications via the REST API v2.


Here’s an example of how to use this filter:

add_filter( 'gform_rest_api_capability_post_entries_notifications', 'your_function_name', 10, 2 );

function your_function_name($capability, $request) {
  // your custom code here
  return $capability;


  • $capability (string) – The capability required. It defaults to ‘gravityforms_edit_entries’.
  • $request (WP_REST_Request) – Full data about the request.

More information

Refer to the Gravity Forms Docs: gform_rest_api_capability_post_entries_notifications

This filter was implemented in Gravity Forms 2.4. Its source code can be found in GF_REST_Entry_Notifications_Controller::create_item_permissions_check in includes/webapi/v2/includes/controllers/class-controller-entry-notifications.php.


Example 1 – Modifying the capability

In this example, we modify the default capability to a custom one:

add_filter( 'gform_rest_api_capability_post_entries_notifications', 'modify_capability', 10, 2 );

function modify_capability($capability, $request) {
  return 'my_custom_capability';

Example 2 – Conditional capability

In this example, we set the capability based on a condition in the request:

add_filter( 'gform_rest_api_capability_post_entries_notifications', 'conditional_capability', 10, 2 );

function conditional_capability($capability, $request) {
    return 'conditional_capability';
    return $capability;

Example 3 – User role based capability

This example sets the capability based on the user’s role:

add_filter( 'gform_rest_api_capability_post_entries_notifications', 'role_based_capability', 10, 2 );

function role_based_capability($capability, $request) {
  $user = wp_get_current_user();
  if(in_array('administrator', $user->roles))
    return 'admin_capability';
    return $capability;

Example 4 – Logging the request

In this example, we log the request data:

add_filter( 'gform_rest_api_capability_post_entries_notifications', 'log_request', 10, 2 );

function log_request($capability, $request) {
  error_log(print_r($request, true));
  return $capability;

Example 5 – Combining capabilities

This example combines multiple capabilities:

add_filter( 'gform_rest_api_capability_post_entries_notifications', 'combine_capabilities', 10, 2 );

function combine_capabilities($capability, $request) {
  return $capability . ', my_custom_capability';