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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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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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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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Add role that restricts user to post in specific category

I'm trying to create a role that restricts the ability to post to a specific category, hiding the other from the checkbox. I don't want to use plugins. I'm looking for a snippet to put in ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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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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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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1answer
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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
573 views

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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Disable posts, only allow to edit existing pages, not create new ones (create_posts)

I am trying to limit a user role to only be able to edit existing pages, but not create new ones or do anything else like anything with posts. I have read this: Is there an existing capability to ...
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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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Toggle User Roles with button

I don't know if this is possible, but I've got two user roles: Hero and Legend. When people subscribe to my website, they're assigned the Hero user role. I would like to be able to toggle users to ...
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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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0answers
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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
383 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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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
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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
536 views

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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1answer
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How to create a profile page for specfic / custom user role members?

I am trying to create a profile page for every user if his / her role is a custom role. Ive created a custom role in my site. Now this is the default role is assigned to the members when they ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Prevent author role from editing others posts

I have created a custom post type "Extension" and a role "Extension Author". A user in this role should only be able to edit his/her own extensions. As it is now the user can click "edit extension" ...
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Created blog but did not visit the site: roles not defined

I am encountering a problem. I am on a multisite setting and I would like to create a blog and then before visiting them want to count how many users with certain roles are included in that site. So, ...
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display media files under admin based on users and directory

A small description on Plugins used: I am using <a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/media-file-manager-advanced/">Media File Manager Advanced Plugin </a> to organize my uploads ...
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Manage Roles and Capabilities on Multi-site

I am trying to enable some features for Subscriber user role in a eCommerce theme where originally had be set for Admin role and I like to modify that. I tried AAM plugin but for this specific site ...
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Editor Widget Role

i need to give to editor role the access on widget (or if possibile on a specific widget). I use the code on this question and function but i have a problem. The editor can see the widget and also ...