Trying to change user role based on points. This is working seems fine till it keep increasing points.

The problem happens when if we decrease points it is not changing role back to below stage.

Means if I have 600 points for administrator role and if user earn and role changed to administrator. After than if points goes down to 500 due to some type of negative system it should change role back to below administrator respecting to the point value in condition but this is not happening.

Once role set to upper it is never going down even if point decrease.

global $wpdb;
$pref = self::qa_prefix();
$u = new WP_User($u_id);

$user_point = $wpdb->get_row("SELECT userid, points FROM {$pref}userpoints WHERE userid = {$u_id}");

if(!is_super_admin()) {    

    if($user_point->points >= 600) {
    } elseif($user_point->points >= 150 && $user_point->points < 600) {
    } elseif($user_point->points >= 100 && $user_point->points < 150) {
    } else {


Any suggestion or idea please.... :)

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    Post all of your code please. What is $u? Where does this hook?
    – s_ha_dum
    Jul 10, 2013 at 18:11
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    First, make sure the code inside the condition works (by removing the condition). Then, make sure your conditions are working properly, by echoing something inside each, to make sure you're actually reaching the proper place. If both of those things work correctly, and you still have problems, you probably have a ghost living inside your computer. Jul 10, 2013 at 18:12
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    Are you certain the code snippet you posted contains the responsible bit? I doubt it. Looks fine. Jul 10, 2013 at 18:12
  • @s_ha_dum please check my edited question for full code Jul 10, 2013 at 18:36
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    That isn't all of the code. You are using self so that is a class. To quote myself, "Where does this hook?"
    – s_ha_dum
    Jul 10, 2013 at 18:41

1 Answer 1


You have to remove the previous role first, then add the new role like

$u = new WP_User( $user_ID);
$role_of_user= $u->roles[0];

If user has more than 1 role then

$u = new WP_User( $user_ID);
foreach($u->roles as $role){
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    By the way just for your knowledge.. set_role() is also working fine. So no need to remove role and add it again. set_role() is enough Jul 14, 2013 at 17:07

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