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We have about 8000 users who doesn't have any roles. we need to change them to "contributor". How can I change them to "contributor"? Should I do on database? if so, which fields I need to update?

Thanks,

  • Have you don't set any role for them? Please show us the entry from a user without any role and his usermeta value for wp_capabilities. – kaiser Aug 26 '13 at 13:42
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You can do it by executing simple SQL query:

UPDATE wp_usermeta
   SET meta_value = 'a:1:{s:11:"contributor";b:1;}' 
 WHERE meta_key = 'wp_capabilities' 
   AND meta_value = 'a:1:{s:10:"subscriber";b:1;}'

This query will updated all subscribers to be contributors.

  • thanks for your answer. but some users don't have any roles. their's roles are "None". then how I need to update? – pulla Aug 26 '13 at 15:12
  • Find out what wp_capabilities meta contains for these users. – Eugene Manuilov Aug 26 '13 at 15:24
  • there is no wp_capbilities for some users. i can't find them on user-meta – pulla Aug 26 '13 at 16:03

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