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 customise its capabilities according to your needs, from scratch or as a copy of other existing roles.
An unnecessary self-made role can be deleted if there are no users whom such role is assigned.
The role assigned to every newly created user by default may be changed too.
Capabilities could be assigned on per user basis. Multiple roles could be assigned to a 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

Do you need more functionality with quality support in a real time? Do you wish to remove advertisements from User Role Editor pages?
Buy Pro version.
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 Synchronisation 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 a multi-site environment?
    Yes, it works with WordPress multi-site. By default, the 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 managing roles of the whole network from the Network Admin.

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

Reviews

November 16, 2020
Put in a little effort nutting in through, and you have a perfect accompaniment to making Navigation Menus that ONLY appear to visitors, and ONLY appear to those logged in, and ONLY to those with certain roles, etc. Don't be limited to Subscriber, Author, Contributor roles, etc ... create more meaningful ones.
October 15, 2020
REVISED REVIEW: I solved the glitch mentioned below with a little help from the plugin developer. I was set to superadmin, and admin was the only role that could view the plugin tabs. I switched my role to admin, and I could use the plugin again. Great plugin. I just have to give it one tick down to 4 stars because elements of the UX of the plugin is confusing, but it does do the job. Thank you! OLD REVIEW: The plugin "disappeared" in the plugins area, but the files are still up on the server. And, now users with author permissions are locked out of their profile. This caused me some lost time and embarrassment digging myself out of trouble with my client.
August 28, 2020
Thank you very much for your plugin. I had hard time of giving Editor role to manage Caldera Forms, and this plugin done to fix it nicely.
March 3, 2020
para el proyecto que estoy realizando me ha funcionado perfectamente gracias a los desarrolladores
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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

[4.59] 05.04.2021

  • Update: PHP constant URE_WP_ADMIN_URL was replaced with direct ‘admin_url()’ call to respect the ‘admin_url’ filter applied by the get_admin_url() WordPress API function.
  • Update: Editing roles and capabilities granted to selected user (“Capabilities” link under user row at the “Users” list) executes ‘add_user_role’ or ‘remove_user_role’ actions only in case it really grants or revokes roles and/or capabilities.
    Previous versions fully revoked and granted again all roles during user permissions update even in case roles list was not changed. It was leaded to the false execution of the mentioned add/remove role actions.

[4.58.3] 02.03.2021

  • Update: URE automatically adds custom taxonomies user capabilities to administrator role before opening “Users->User Role Editor” page.
  • Fix: Role changes were not saved with option “Confirm role update” switched off.

[4.58.2] 15.01.2021

  • Fix: Additional options turned ON for a role was not saved during role update.
  • Update: All JavaScript files are loaded with URE plugin version number as a query string for cache busting purpose.

[4.58.1] 11.01.2021

  • Fix: User lost assigned role(s) after click “Update” at the user permissions page, opened via “Selected user->Capabilities” or “User Profile->Capabilities->Edit” link.

[4.58] 11.01.2021

  • Update: Users->User Role Editor: Update button saves changes via AJAX without full page reload.
  • Fix: New user registered via frontend (wp-login.php?action=register) automatically receives additional (other) default role(s) according to selection made at User Role Editor settings “Other default roles” tab.
  • Fix: “PHP Deprecated: Required parameter $max_ind follows optional parameter $used in ..\wp-content\plugins\user-role-editor\includes\classes\advertisement.php on line 31” PHP 8.0 notice was fixed.
  • Fix: “JQMIGRATE: jquery.fn.resize() event shorthand is deprecated” notice was fixed.
  • Fix: “JQMIGRATE: jQuery.fn.click() event shorthand is deprecated” notice was fixed.
  • Fix: “JQMIGRATE: Number-typed values are deprecated for jQuery.fn.css( (property name), value )” notice was fixed.

File changelog.txt contains the full list of changes.