User Role Editor

Description

User Role Editor WordPress plugin allows you to change user roles and capabilities easy.
Just turn on check boxes of capabilities you wish to add to the selected role and click “Update” button to save your changes. That’s done.
Add new roles and customize its capabilities according to your needs, from scratch of as a copy of other existing role.
Unnecessary self-made role can be deleted if there are no users whom such role is assigned.
Role assigned every new created user by default may be changed too.
Capabilities could be assigned on per user basis. Multiple roles could be assigned to user simultaneously.
You can add new capabilities and remove unnecessary capabilities which could be left from uninstalled plugins.
Multi-site support is provided.

To read more about ‘User Role Editor’ visit this page at shinephp.com

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User Role Editor Pro includes extra modules:

  • Block selected admin menu items for role.
  • Hide selected front-end menu items for no logged-in visitors, logged-in users, roles.
  • Block selected widgets under “Appearance” menu for role.
  • Show widgets at front-end for selected roles.
  • Block selected meta boxes (dashboard, posts, pages, custom post types) for role.
  • “Export/Import” module. You can export user role to the local file and import it to any WordPress site or other sites of the multi-site WordPress network.
  • Roles and Users permissions management via Network Admin for multisite configuration. One click Synchronization to the whole network.
  • “Other roles access” module allows to define which other roles user with current role may see at WordPress: dropdown menus, e.g assign role to user editing user profile, etc.
  • Manage user access to editing posts/pages/custom post type using posts/pages, authors, taxonomies ID list.
  • Per plugin users access management for plugins activate/deactivate operations.
  • Per form users access management for Gravity Forms plugin.
  • Shortcode to show enclosed content to the users with selected roles only.
  • Posts and pages view restrictions for selected roles.
  • Admin back-end pages permissions viewer

Pro version is advertisement free. Premium support is included.

Additional Documentation

You can find more information about “User Role Editor” plugin at this page

I am ready to answer on your questions about plugin usage. Use plugin page comments for that.

Screenshots

  • screenshot-1.png User Role Editor main form
  • screenshot-2.png Add/Remove roles or capabilities
  • screenshot-3.png User Capabilities link
  • screenshot-4.png User Capabilities Editor
  • screenshot-5.png Bulk change role for users without roles
  • screenshot-6.png Assign multiple roles to the selected users

Installation

Installation procedure:

  1. Deactivate plugin if you have the previous version installed.
  2. Extract “user-role-editor.zip” archive content to the “/wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor” directory.
  3. Activate “User Role Editor” plugin via ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress admin menu.
  4. Go to the “Users”-“User Role Editor” menu item and change your WordPress standard roles capabilities according to your needs.

FAQ

  • Does it work with WordPress in multi-site environment?
    Yes, it works with WordPress multi-site. By default plugin works for every blog from your multi-site network as for locally installed blog.
    To update selected role globally for the Network you should turn on the “Apply to All Sites” checkbox. You should have superadmin privileges to use User Role Editor under WordPress multi-site.
    Pro version allows to manage roles of the whole network from the Netwok Admin.

To read full FAQ section visit this page at shinephp.com.

Reviews

Extremely useful

The default roles and capabilities of WordPress are a kind of one-size-fits-all configuration. If those do not suit your needs, this wonderful plugin provides an excellent interface to correct that situation. No need to dig around in the database yourself or deal with (un)serializing data, the plugin handles it all for you. On top of that you can choose between displaying the capabilities in a way useful to a developer (activate_plugins for example) or aimed at human beings (Activate Plugins).

Archive checksum changed

Warning! This might be a security incident. I use this plugin inside a Docker container and for security purposes I verify the checksum after downloading the plugin. It seems recently the checksum of: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/user-role-editor.4.49.zip changed. It seems rather common practice to not change released versions ever. Is there any explanation for the change somewhere + the details of what was changed? Is this change known?

Best Support

This plugin does everything I need and the support is even better. Very quick and thorough responses. Thank you!!

very good

I use this on every site where a client wants to edit pages etc.
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Contributors & Developers

“User Role Editor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

[4.50.1] 16.03.2019

  • Fix: WP Multisite: Users->Capabilities->Update: “Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined method URE_Editor::check_blog_user() in /wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor/includes/classes/editor.php on line 576” was fixed.
  • Fix: WooCommerce group was not shown under “Custom capabilities” section.

[4.50] 03.03.2019

  • PHP version 5.5 was marked as required.
  • Update: General code restructure and optimization.
  • Update: URE_Base_Lib::get_blog_ids() returns null, if it’s called under WordPress single site (not multisite).
  • Update: URE_Editor::prepare_capabilities_to_save() : “Invalid argument supplied for foreach()” warning was excluded in case there was no valid data structures initialization.
  • Update: ‘administrator’ role protection was enhanced. URE always does not allow to revoke capability from ‘administrator’ role. That was possible earlier after the ‘administrator’ role update.
  • Update: 2 new actions ‘ure_settings_tools_show’ and ‘ure_settings_tools_exec’ allows to extends the list of sections available at the Settings->User Role Editor->Tools tab.

[4.49] 15.01.2019

  • Update: Selected role ID was added to “Delete role” confirmation dialog.
  • Update: Method URE_Base_Lib::get_short_list_str() was enhanced.
  • Update: Method URE_Base_Lib::get_blog_ids() was made public.
  • Update: Method URE_Lib::get_usermeta_table_name() was excluded.
  • Fix: PHP warning “Undefined index:’unexisted role ID'” was fixed at URE_Lib::roles_text() (wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor/includes/classes/lib.php:360).
  • Fix: Bug was fixed with incorrect usage of transient for option “Show deprecated capabilities”.

[4.48] 03.01.2019

  • Update: Multisite: Sites list is not requested from the database on every page opened in order to reduce server load.
  • Update: URE plugin version update routine is called now at the wp-admin backend only.
  • Update: Direct access to URE_Lib::bbpress property was excluded as a preparation to future code enhancements.

File changelog.txt contains the full list of changes.