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How to create new role with same capabilities of existing role. Eg: I would like to create a new role with same capabilities of administrator or editor and so on..

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What have you tried? What worked? What didn't? Have you tried Members Plugin? Or Capability Manager Plugin? Do they do the things you want? –  soulseekah Oct 19 '11 at 5:42

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Try this... This should work.

add_action('init', 'cloneRole');

function cloneRole()
    global $wp_roles;
    if ( ! isset( $wp_roles ) )
        $wp_roles = new WP_Roles();

    $adm = $wp_roles->get_role('administrator');
    //Adding a 'new_role' with all admin caps
    $wp_roles->add_role('new_role', 'My Custom Role', $adm->capabilities);

Check it.

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awesome script... thank you very much :-) –  notme Oct 19 '11 at 6:16
You're welcome :) –  Rutwick Gangurde Oct 19 '11 at 6:35
Great snippet! Very useful. –  Jake Dec 13 '12 at 20:40
Glad I could help Jake! –  Rutwick Gangurde Dec 14 '12 at 19:30
Watchout!! this seems to clone the role before the plugins add roles and capabilities. I'll try admin_init to see if this is better. –  spankmaster79 Jan 21 '14 at 17:21

You can use User Role Editor if you want to do everything visually :)

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