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How to check if a user is in a specific role?

I have a pretty specific requirement to show different text in a field label on the user profile page based on the current user's role. I can't seem to figure out how to check whether the current use ...
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If the current user is an administrator or editor

How can I check to see if the current logged-in user is an administrator or an editor? I know how to do each individually: <?php if(current_user_can('editor')) { ?> <!-- Stuff here for ...
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Change the Author Slug from Username to Nickname

Hi to the community, is it possible to change the default username slug to nickname if is available? By default the url is something like: http://domain.tld/author/(admin) , is it possible to ...
Philip's user avatar
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How To Add Custom Form Fields To The User Profile Page?

The user profile page has the following fields: Username First Name Last Name Nickname Display name Contact Info E-mail Website AIM Yahoo IM Jabber / Google Talk How can more fields be added to ...
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Commenting in user profile page?

I am trying to build custom user profile with the guidance of this tutorial: How to make a WordPress profile page I have successfully implemented it to my theme, everything is working well. Now what ...
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How do I add a field on the Users profile? For example, country, age etc

I'm not very good with computers/codes etc. I use a plugin that makes a registration form thingy and in that form I added country, age group, gender and so on. I click the option that will add the ...
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How to restrict access to uploaded files?

I have a restricted area on a website that can only be accessed by logged in users. For that I created a page template with a 'current_user_can()' condition. My problem is that the documents attached ...
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How to use same email for multiple users

I have a very big multisite. And I got a request to enable option that multiple users can use the same email. I found a plugin "Allow Multiple Accounts" which doesn't work properly. I should figure ...
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Showing User's Post Counts by Custom Post Type in the Admin's User List?

I'm trying to figure out how to hook into the /wp-admin/users.php manage page to create custom columns for showing the number of posts users have for the custom post types on WPHonors.com. I created ...
jaredwilli's user avatar
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Getting a List of Currently Available Roles on a WordPress Site?

When writing WordPress plugins there is often a need to set up options for which roles on the site have access to certain functionality or content. To do this a plugin dev needs to fetch the list of ...
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How to check if a user (not current user) is logged in?

I need to display the online status (online/offline) for each author page (custom author page template). is_user_logged_in() only applies to the current user and I can't find a relevant approach ...
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Allowing user to edit only certain pages

I would want to allow certain user to edit only one page and it's subpages. How would this be possible? I tried the old Role Scoper, but it seems to have a lot of problems and bugs.
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Remove Ability for Other Users to View Administrator in User List?

(Moderator's note: Original title was "Remove Admin from User Menu") I have created a client administrator role which is essentially an Editor with ability to add/remove users. The article "Editor ...
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How to search for (partial match) display names of WordPress users?

I need to create a search page that will display anything related to the supplied search. i.e. comments containing it, events, posts, CPTs and users with that name. How can I search for users in the ...
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Get multiple roles with get_users

I've got some code like this: $query_args = array(); $query_args['fields'] = array( 'ID', 'display_name' ); $query_args['role'] = 'subscriber'; $users = get_users( $query_args ); foreach ($users as $...
blogjunkie's user avatar
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Confirmation required on email change

I'm just wondering why wordpress doesn't send confirmation mail every time user change his/her email address. How do we know that email address is not fake or mistyped? So can anyone give me some ...
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User Profile / Add Custom Fields

Hello: I am trying to add 7 custom fields to the standard Wordpress wp-admin/profile.php page. There are a few site which suggest a simple bit of code to do this, for example: http://wpengineer.com/...
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How to change the default registration email ? (plugin and/or non-plugin)

After a new user registration, WP sends out an email with the login / password, and a link to the login page. Is there a way to change this defaut email template? I'd also like to change the subject ...
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Editor can create any new user except administrator

I have set up a WordPress site for a client. The client has the Editor role, however I have installed the Members plugin and given the client the capability to add new users to the WP admin. This is ...
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How do I display logged-in username IF logged-in?

I'm working on creating some text that says 'Login' to users that are not logged in, and the user's username or display name when logged in. It seems like it should be an easy problem to solve, and ...
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How to allow an user role to create a new user under a role which lower than his level only?

I have three extra roles in my site. Doctor Receptionist Guest those roles are added by following code: * adding Doctor role */ $doctor_role = add_role('Doctor', __('Doctor'), array('read'=>'...
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Custom post type for 'staff' versus using wordpress user profiles?

A scenario I keep coming across is where an organisation might have several staff for whom I want to have some sort of listing and a single profile page with biographical information. Typically I ...
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How to search all user meta from users.php in the admin

The search form at the top of the users listing in the Admin area (wp-admin/users.php) is limited and does not search all of the user meta fields, such as bio, instant messenger handles, etc. I've not ...
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Display user registration date

I want to show user registration date like Member since: 15,dec 2012. I have a code <?php echo date("M Y", strtotime(get_userdata(get_current_user_id( ))->user_registered)); ?> but it ...
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Update post counts (published, draft, unattached) in admin interface

I am working on a multi-user WordPress setup and have made it so a particular type of user can only see and interact with posts, images, pages etc that they have authored. The code to make this happen ...
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How to use alias domain for multisite installation?

Is it possible to use alias-domain for multisite installation? I have tried domain-mapping plugin and Multi Domains plugin for WordPress, but this does not solve this problem. Example: I have ...
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How to limit users to one comment per post

I am using WordPress as a petition site and hacking the comments system to work as the petition signup. I would like to find out how I can limit a user to post only one comment per post. So far I can ...
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How to change user`s avatar?

Is there a way o changing user's avatar without plugins? Why there's no "Avatar Upload" section in Users > Your Profile? I can't use a plugin. Am I blind or being forced to use Gravatar? ;/
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How to use hyperdb to separate and share a user dataset between wordpress installs?

I'm looking for a way to separate my users and usermeta table to be in a different database than my main WP install. The end goal is sharing these table over a number of WP installs. From what I read,...
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How to set custom upload directory per user after moving content directory

I set the content and the wordpress directory of wordpress like described in the codex: define('WP_SITEURL', 'https://' . $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] . '/wordpress'); define('WP_CONTENT_DIR', dirname(...
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Get user input from a form

I am trying to create a form that will allow users to update their information on the front end. I am just starting to learn PHP (I know C# very well). If I use this code to create a form on a ...
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Admin Page Redirect

Is it possible to redirect users to an admin page if they access another admin page? For example if they a user ever hits "all pages" /wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page they would get redirected to "...
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How to restrict dashboard access to Admins only?

How would we restrict access to the WP admin area to all users except admins? The users on our site have their own profile pages which do all the functions they need. So admin should be off limits to ...
Robin I Knight's user avatar
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Why are my roles not visible in a Multi-site/Network?

My network is showing roles in some sites and not in others. For some reason that I can't explain, when I add a new user, I have no roles to choose from in the drop down box of a sub-site in my ...
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Adding fields to the "Add New User" screen in the dashboard

I'd like to add the field "Company Name" to the add new user page in the admin panel. I've done quite a bit of searching and have been unable to find details on how to do this. I can easily add info ...
Zach Shallbetter's user avatar
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How do I programmatically set default role for new users?

I would like new users of the blog to have custom role, rather then Subscriber. How do I set this programmatically? I know that it can be changed from the backend.
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How many users can WordPress handle?

I want to design a member login site in WP but I have a doubt that is WordPress can handle more than 40000 users on same database? I am not sure about this so I am stooping my work here. So please ...
prasad's user avatar
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Allowing users to edit only their page and nobody else's

We currently have about 50 pages, each of which I want a user (eg, bob, rob, smith) to be able to edit only 1 page. For example, bob & smith each have their own page. I do not want bob to be ...
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wordpress multisite, how to keep user on subdomain throughout registration process?

I am running wp subdomain multisite in combination with domain mapping. This means I can create a new subdomain site xyz.site.com and map the domain name 'xyz.com' to that site. The problem I have is ...
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Email user when password is reset by admin

I am really new to WordPress programming and I am not even sure if this feature exists. What I am trying to do is send an email to users (not admin) when an admin changes their password/email? At ...
Shairyar Baig's user avatar
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WordPress auto login after registration not working

I looked up a bunch of threads trying to figure out how to automatically log a user in after registration, and came up with this. function automatically_log_me_in( $user_id ) { $user = ...
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Getting all user metadata from user

I am trying to show bio and other custom metadata for my users in a page. So, i want to query the user metadata table for it. I have tried but did not find any functions for that. What i am looking ...
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Set a maximum upload count for users on a specific user role

For users with the Contributor user role, I want to restrict the total amount of images that they are allowed to upload. I found this code posted on an answer here: add_filter( 'wp_handle_upload', '...
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Show User Their Password

I've got a few automated scripts that run to notify users of certain updates to the application, etc... and for one in particular, I need to be able to display the users user_login and their password. ...
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How to Set an Individual Homepage for Each User?

I would like to give my users the ability to customize the homepage of the site. For example, if somebody is not logged in only the default categories appear. Once someone creates an account and ...
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How to delete users with no order history through phpmyadmin sql?

I have a wordpress ecommerce website which I have begun to update after not touching it for over a year. The first thing I did was implement reCaptcha into all inquiry and contact forms to reduce the ...
fraudjeff's user avatar
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1 answer
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Custom taxonomy on users with UI

WP lets us register_taxonomy() with users as the object type, thus creating taxonomies mapped to user IDs rather than post IDs. Unfortunately this method is poorly documented and many features don't ...
jerclarke's user avatar
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Allowing logged in users to comment without moderation across a multisite installation

I currently do web admin for an internet community based on BuddyPress and Multi Site, and use the Comment author must have a previously approved comment setting to make it easier for users to comment ...
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How to get profile user id when uploading image via media uploader on profile page

I have a PlugIn which lets a user upload an image to a user profile in the backend. Now I want to access the user id in the uploader to change the filename of the uploaded image. On the user profile ...
benutzerfreund's user avatar
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How to use tinyMCE for user “biographical info” without messing with any core file?

I noticed when you typein the user's “biographical info” on the profile, it shows up in one page! Looks really terrible. So: Is there a way to use tinyMCE or other solution for user “biographical ...
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