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How to change a user's role?

I have custom roles in my setup and I want to be able to automatically change a user's role thru a function. Say user A has a SUBSCRIBER role, how do I change it to EDITOR? When adding a role we just: ...
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Create un-removeable user

How can I add a Wordpress user that can't be deleted (at all cost, not even by a superadmin) with some code? I can't find anything on Google about such a god-account. This morning a client of our ...
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Why does my custom WP role need edit_posts to edit images?

This may be obvious to someone other than myself. I think I remember reading somewhere that an "image" is indeed a form of "post". I have a custom post type called "listing" I have a custom WP role ...
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Possible to make custom role in multisite that can add sites?

I am creating a network on MultiSite, and am wanting to keep the Super Admin privileges very tightly locked. This setup is hosed on WPengine, and they add their plugin in the dashboard that shows the ...
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1answer
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Roles & capabilities GUI that does not create separate table

After reviewing plugins that deal with user roles and capabilities I concluded that I might be better off just hardcoding my settings into my functions.php file. This actually worked out well for me ...
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Associating an “author” with a custom taxonomy

I have a custom role, "Ministry Representative", which is able to log in and create and manage their own "Opportunities" and "Events", which is each a custom post type. On the front end of the site, ...
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1answer
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Assign a Custom Role to a Custom Post?

I been looking around for this, but couldn't find a way. The scenario is: I have a custom post type 'Company', and I'm creating Company type posts through my plugin's code. When I create a new ...
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Access on specific pages in wordpress for a specific user

My Question is regarding User access control in wordpress I have two user - admin (admin access) and user1(editor). My requirement is admin can do any modification in admin site. But user1 can only ...
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How can I prevent a writer from being able to edit an article that has been scheduled?

In the old WordPress that I had, the writer (a type of user that could not publish) was, after an article was schedule, unable to go back to the article and edit it. But now in WordPress 8.1 they (the ...
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Role that can edit only widgets, not other theme options

How could I make particular role access widgets administration menu (wp-admin/widgets.php), but not access other theme administration menu elements. I have got that far as to display Appearance menu ...
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2answers
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What action should I hook into when adding roles and capabilities?

I'm going to be using add_role() and $role->add_cap() to set up a new custom role and attach a new capability to existing roles. I'm wondering where the best place to do this is? Obviously I can do ...
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1answer
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How-to Delay The Capability To Publish Posts?

I use buddypress and all new members have the role of author. The site is more like a forum with one topic. I'm not worried about comments, just posts. Recently I have received a bunch of spam from ...
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Prevent or Disable creating new users or changing roles of existing users to Administrator

I am trying to give more permissions to the editor role by giving it access to create user accounts. See the code below. But I would like to prevent it from creating or editing existing users with the ...
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1answer
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Limit access to page depending on user level

I've been asked to build a WordPress that limits access to posts with a particular custom post type based on the logged in users level. There will be a number of pre made user roles and they would ...
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3answers
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Customize Admin Users Screen based on Role

I've added a role of "Customer" and I am working on customizing the Users Screen for that role. What I'd like to do is customize columns based on that particular role. Note: For example, take a ...
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Add role across network in multisite

I have been trying to add new wordpress roles and capabilities, in a multisite installation, using the code below. The issue is, it only applies to the 'main' site of the multisite, and does not ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to localize role labels?

I'm using Justin Tadlock's Members plugin to create new roles and WP Role on Registration to display them on the registration form. I've got a multilang site (English and Spanish) and I've localized ...
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1answer
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Users roles, make a page belonging to multiple users

I have a website with a lot of users. They are all editor (with same custom roles). They can add page and post, and edit only their own page/post. But some users need the ability to edit some ...
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What's the difference between Role and Meta capabilities; When to use map_meta_cap() filter

I'm getting very confused about the following things: difference between Role and Meta capabilities, difference between Meta and Primitive capabilities, when to use map_meta_cap() filter. There ...
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Unify the roles and caps?

I installed several plugins(buddypress-docs,achievement,bbpress), each one create capabilities for their own post_type. I would prefer to make all roles and capabilities unified into one system, Is ...
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Using author_can() on custom post types in WordPress

I'm trying to conditionally display some content in a theme using custom roles and capabilities. First, I define a custom role: add_role('free_vendor', 'Free Vendor Listing', array('read', ...
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1answer
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Ability to only view (not edit) other user's personal profile information

I have created 2 roles, Center and Student, for my WordPress website with different capabilities using members plugin. I want the student role users to be only able to view and edit their personal ...
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1answer
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edit role display name and label name without plugins

I'am creating WordPress function for editing role name function change_role_name($role_name, $new_role_name, $display_name) { global $wp_roles; if ( ! isset( $wp_roles ) ) $wp_roles ...
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Custom Field to a Role?

Is it possible to add custom field to a custom role? Say I want to create roles that represent a membership level and want to add billing options to it. So it'd look like this: Membership level ...
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Add custom role across network in multisite

Maybe this is a duplicate of Add role across network in multisite, but the answers there are not conclusive so I'm asking again. Any help would be deeply appreciated. I'm trying to add two new ...
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Custom role conflict with NextGen-Gallery [closed]

EDIT: I've discovered that on a clean install of Wordpress and a reset database, the NextGen plugin appears to return this error with any standard Wordpress role except Administrator. Perhaps I ...
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Purpose of Adding Capability to Role But Not Grant?

I am attempting to create a custom role upon activation of my plugin. Along with that role, I wanted to add new capability to that role to access later. Now, after reading the Codex, I am totally ...
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Filter Menu Items by Custom User Role in a page

I want to create a page template where the contents of the menu is filtered. Say, on Template 1, I want only the pages/post created by a custom access role areamanager1 to be displayed on the Menu on ...
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1answer
353 views

How to check user role?

I have functions that have to execute based on the user roles. How do I check the user role so that I can insert the respective function under their role? EG. if ($_GET['role'] == "free member" ) ...
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1answer
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How to set where user is redirected to after logging in at wp-login?

So i'm fairly certain this probably has something to do with the fact that I'm using a custom role I've set up in my functions.php file with almost 0 permissions. However, I'm still able to access ...
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755 views

Check whether user can delete a given post

I have run into this problem where the following piece of code always returns true for any post ID supplied to it. current_user_can('delete_posts', $post_id); Normally, the above code should return ...
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1answer
156 views

Assign multiple roles , overlapping capabilities

What happens if i assign let's say 2 different (custom) roles to a user that both of which have the same (custom) capability?
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reset the users roles - is there a way to do this?

any way would be acceptable for me, even hacking the DB. I have messed up the roles with MEMBERS plugin, and i need a way of reseting the roles somehow. i can't seem to find a proper way. ...
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1answer
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How to order posts by custom WP role?

I currently have the following custom wp_query which displays posts from 2 custom WP roles, "custom_role_one" and "custom_role_two". It displays the posts from my custom post type of "listing". It ...
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Create custom role, multisite, add users/sites?

I have seen similar questions however the one I found asking a question close to this was never answered. I am attempting to create a role for our support team on our MultiSite install where they ...
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Prevent user from editing others posts

I have declared a new post type and it is visible on the admin menu: function create_post_type() { register_post_type( 'employer_fm', array( 'labels' => array( 'name' => ...
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1answer
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Preventing role reading others posts

I've got a custom post type that I want to allow a specific user role to add posts to, however they must not be able to read posts from others. Here's my custom post type code: ...
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1answer
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Roles and Capabilities in Custom Post Types

Is there a way to create one role with one capability and apply it to some of the custom post types? What I am doing right now is ending up with applying capabilities to all of the posts.. creating ...
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1answer
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How to add only a (sub) capacity to an user role?

I know I can add capabilities to the any role using the role object and add_cap via functions.php <?php // get the the role object $editor = get_role('editor'); // add $cap capability to ...
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How to hide plugin options for editors via functions.php

I've read the entry Best Collection of Code for your functions.php file, it really help me a lot. I only got a question, is there a way to hide some plugins options (in their respective ...
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1answer
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Removing capabilities from cloned admin role

I'm trying to create a new role within my wordpress theme that has almost all the same rights as an admin. Basically, it's a cross between Editor and Administrator. One of the issues I'm having is ...
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creating different edit screens for different roles

I have created a custom post type and custom role, created the proper capabilities and assigned them so the new role and see and edit their own ctp's entries... but I'd like to create a customized ...
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add_role menu pages are not visible

I added a custom role this way: add_role( 'tabellenadmin', __( 'Tabellenadministrator' ), array( 'activate_plugins' => true, 'delete_others_pages' => true, 'delete_others_posts' ...
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1answer
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Default taxonomy 'post_tag' added to CPT managing by custom role : nothing in the metabox

I've created a Custom post type, which a custom role can manage : it has only the capabilities for managing this CPT. When registering the CPT, I've set the argument : 'taxonomies' => array( ...
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Custom Roles for access to specific term(s)

I'm looking to create a membership-only site which will serve to display logged-in users their company's stored documents. I have a custom post type named Boxes. I have a custom taxonomy called ...
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Restrict all possible back end options for users

I was looking around for the best BACK END user restriction plugin. I could not find a plugin that is capable to restrict ALL POSSIBLE AND SINGLE OPTIONS. They all allow you to restrict basic options ...
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How to publish custom post type for custom role user and not “submit for review”?

I've created a custom post type 'openproject', where i set capabilities. function custom_post_openproject() { $labels = array( 'name' => 'openproject', 'add_new' => 'Add new ...
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CPT, Custom User Role and problem with user manager

i've create a custom user role using this code: /* aggiungi ruolo */ add_role('brokers', 'Brokers', array( 'read' => true, // True allows that capability 'edit_pages' => true, ...
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How to filter user list by role on page template

The template below displays a directory of restrict content pro users. It works just as it should. I'd like to now filter these results based on custom role (let's say "member"). I thought I could add ...
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User is not being deleted from wordpress admin dashboard

I have a wordpress blog and I'm trying to delete a certain user from my admin dashboard. But when I delete this specific user and refresh the page, he remains on the users list. The only thing that ...