I am looking for a filter to edit html of user-edit.php just before it is echoed. To be more specific, I need to disable selecting multiple roles in Other Roles. But this filter would be very handy for other stuff too. And for other admin pages as well.

  • there is no "Other Roles" in WordPress. it's certainly a plugin which add this. have you the extension "User Role Editor" e.g.
    – mmm
    Oct 10, 2017 at 16:48
  • Sorry. I didn't know it's added by that plugin. I am using that exact plugin. But the question remains the same. How can i edit the HTML in admin. Oct 10, 2017 at 17:23

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instead of editing the complet content, it's quicker to find the hook to remove

e.g. for the "other role" menu, you can use that :

add_action("wp_loaded", function () {


  • This is not exactly what i was looking for. I don't want to remove it completely. I just want to disable the multi select of it and probably just make it standard drop down (<select><option>). Essentially what I need to be able to add another user role to each user. But I might end up using your solution and adding custom code to it. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:24

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