I've search around but I can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for and for the first time I don't even know where to start.

How do I display the user role (Admin, Editor, Author Contributor, Custom) next to a registered user's comments?

With a condition to display something else if they're not a registered user.

1 Answer 1


Just pass the user id to this function:

function get_role($user_id)
        $user = new WP_User( $user_id );
        if ( !empty( $user->roles ) && is_array( $user->roles ) ) 
            foreach ( $user->roles as $role )
                echo $role;
        echo "Something else";
  • Does this go into comments.php or in functions.php
    – Chozen
    Mar 17, 2013 at 22:25
  • @GlentonSamuels, No different! but it's better to put it in functions.php
    – revo
    Mar 18, 2013 at 7:25

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