How does GravityView know who can edit the entry?

GravityView performs two checks before allowing a user to edit an entry on the front end:

1. By the entry creator

By the entry creator: if the form was submitted while a user was logged in on the website, then the user ID of this currently logged-in user is stored as entry meta. GravityView will compare this ID stored as an entry meta against the ID of the currently logged-in user. If it matches, then the user can edit the entry.

2. By user capability

By a specific user capability: we have a knowledge base article specifically made for this: Allowing a user to edit all entries.

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