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Questions tagged [users]

Refers to accounts with the ability to login and participate in a WordPress site.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Multiple developers / editors working on a site in progress

Background I'm nearing the final stages of constructing my first fairly large WordPress site, and I'm now encountering some friction. For the most part, the site was developed on my local machine and ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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user_login vs. user_nicename

When you call the get_users() functions, a list of user objects are returned. Each of those users has a number of properties. What is the difference between user_login and user_nicename in those ...
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How to programatically change username (user_login)?

As in the title, how to programatically change user's login? I wanted to use wp_insert_user function, but it appears that when updating current user, it doesn't change their username. Should I use $...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Make display name unique

Right now you can make your Display Name whatever you want, you can even impersonate an admin. Is it possible to make the Display Name unique?
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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 ...
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Make WooCommerce pages accessible for logged in users only

I have a website using WordPress, and an e-commerce using WooCommerce. I would like my shop (and all its pages) to be seen by logged in users only. Via the User Access Manager plugin, I have denied ...
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How can I search for a worpress user by display name or a part of it?

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 ...
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WordPress usermeta scaling for thousands of users

I have developed a CRM plugin for a client integrated with WordPress user management and I stored additional information for each user under the wp_usermeta table. However, the client's customer ...
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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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Where can I find documentation on what characters are allowed in user names and why?

I would love to be able to use spaces in usernames, but this does not seem possible. Is there a writeup in the codex or somewhere that explains what characters are allowed and why it was restricted to ...
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How to check if a user exists by a given id

Is there any way to check if a user id exists? I want to create a function similar to username_exists() but which returns if the id exists or not.
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5answers
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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 ...
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How to get WordPress Username in Array format

I want to create an Autocomplete function in WordPress. I want a search field from where username can be searched. I am using following JQuery UI. <label>Users</label> <input type="...
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Difference between update_user_meta and update_user_option

Can anyone explain what is the difference between update_user_meta and update_user_option and in which scenarios the both can be used?
10
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1answer
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How to Merge Two Authors Into One?

I have several posts in my WordPress site. Some posts belong to Author1 while others belong to Author2. Is there a way (plugin?) to merge the authors (For e.g. merge Author1 into Author2) and have all ...
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Is there a is_user_logged_in() for multisite?

Is there a is_user_logged_in() function for Wordpress MU / Multisite (3.0+) where I can add in the network site ID like is_user_logged_in(2) where 2 would be the site_id? Update: After a little ...
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Setting admin edit panels & metaboxes positions and visibility for ALL users and admins

My WP 3.3 setup involves several post types and customized edit panels with Advanced Custom Fields plugin (which creates many metaboxes) and other plugins such as SEO metabox panel, Scribu's ...
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Override WordPress user with Oauth2 account

I am trying to set up WordPress as an OAuth2 client. All of our users are stored in our proprietary CMS which is an OAuth provider. We have very little (to no) users in our WordPress database, ...
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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 ...
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How to filter users on admin users page by custom meta field?

The Problem WP appears to remove the value of my query variable before it gets used to filter the list of users. My Code This function adds a custom column to my Users table on /wp-admin/users.php: ...
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Is there a way (plugin?) to restrict a user to being able to edit just one page?

We use wordpress like a CMS and would very much like to allow users to have a "homepage". Ideally they'd be prevented from mucking up the whole site. Is there a simple way to limit users editing ...
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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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Whats the best way to share user data across multiple Wordpress websites?

First of all, Multisite isn't what I'm looking for. I have 5 websites using Wordpress all on separate domains that I would like to enable user accounts for. I need user data to be shared across the ...
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Groups of capabilities: users with multiple roles?

I'm pretty sure I understand the roles and capabilities setup in WordPress: granular capabilities, grouped together in roles that can be assigned to users. Code should check the granular capabilities, ...
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Find out if logged in user is not subscriber

Is there any conditional tag which will allow me to display the certain content only if the user is NOT a subscriber?
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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 to Display a List of Users Who Have Made at Least 1 Post?

What I would like to do is have a list of users who have contributed at least one post. I need to show the following: [User photo] | [User Name] | [User post count] e.g. [photo] Joe Bloggs(8) I ...
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How to bulk delete all users with no posts?

I have 10 thousand of users about 98% of these users never published a post (i mean post not comments). I need a way to mass delete users with 0 posts. The method must count all posts included ...
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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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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 get userid at wp_logout action hook?

I need to perform some cleanup after a user logged out, so I added a wp_logout action hook. Problem is, wp_get_current_user() already returns null if called from within the wp_logout action hook. How ...
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WP_User_Query and non-unique usermeta data

We have an issue with a WP plugin that we wrote and maintain - Export User Data A user has reported an issue that non-unique user meta data records are not being returned correctly - here In the ...
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Automatically delete inactive users after 2 months

I am trying to modify this function: // automatically delete users after 7 days in wordpress function wcs_auto_delete_users() { global $wpdb; $query = $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT ID FROM $wpdb->...