User Role Editor

We download, install and activate the plugin based on the roles requested by the customer and permissions they wish to assign to them.

Plugin Details


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 the “Update” button to save your changes. Add new roles and customize their capabilities according to your needs, from scratch or as a copy of other existing roles.

  • Unnecessary self-made roles can be deleted if there are no users to whom the role is assigned.
  • Roles assigned to every new created user by default may be changed too.
  • Capabilities can be assigned on a per user basis.
  • Multiple roles can be assigned to users simultaneously.
  • You can add new capabilities and remove unnecessary capabilities if any are left from uninstalled plugins.
  • Multi-site support is provided.


Use this plugin to change the user role capabilities on the front end through the plugin itself.

Let’s suppose you wish that your multi-authored blog contributors upload their own graphics to use in their posts. The WordPress “contributor” role has no such capability by default. In such a situation you would need to change user role capabilities manually using SQL. This plugin helps you change the user role capabilities on the front end through the plugin itself, without any SQL knowledge.


Additional Setup Requirements: n/a

1. Download and install/activate the plugin 2. Go to dashboard > plugins > user role editor > settings – to adjust options and overall plugin settings 3. Go to dashboard > users > user role editor – to use the plugin interface to manipulate roles


Change a role

  • Select a role you wish to change from the drop down list at the top.
  • Page will refresh automatically and show you the capabilities list for the selected role.
  • Make your corrections, check/uncheck correspondent check boxes and click the “Update” button to save your changes.
  • If you don’t wish to save changes you can click the “Cancel” button.

If the “Reset” button is used, the “User Role Editor” will restore roles and capabilities to their default states as they come with a fresh installation of wordpress – any roles or capabilities added by other plugins will also get removed

Use the toolbox panel on the right to

  • Add/remove your custom role
  • Change default role for new user
  • Add/remove custom user capabilities

Add a new role

  • If you need your own custom role, create it with the “Add Role” button
  • Input new role name (ID) into input text field in the “Add New Role” box
  • Select existing role from the drop-down list if you wish to use its capabilities as starting point for further work and click the “Add” button.

Remember that you can use latin letters, digits and an “_” underscore sign in your role names. Subscriber role is copied by default if you don’t select such role yourself.


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