User Role Editor


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.

Try it out on your free TasteWP test site.

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¿Necesitas más funcionalidad con soporte de calidad en tiempo real? ¿Deseas eliminar los anuncios de las páginas del plugin User Role Editor?
Compra la versión Pro.
User Role Editor Pro incluye los módulos extra:

  • 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

La versión Pro está libre de publicidad. Incluye el soporte premium.

Documentación adicional

Puedes encontrar más información sobre el plugin «User Role Editor» en esta página

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  • 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 procedure:

  1. Deactivate plugin if you have the previous version installed.
  2. Extract «» 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.


  • 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.

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17 de marzo de 2023
Más sencillo de usar que otros plugins similares y me ha solucionado un problema que no podía solucionar con otro plugin similar. Con otro plugin muy parecido tuve el problema de que no distinguía entre mayúsculas y minúsculas, con lo que asignaba mal las "capabilities" si estás tenían mayúsculas. Con este plugin, problema resuelto.
26 de enero de 2023
Using this plugin on many sites for many years now. Excellent integration. Very useful, as for combining multiple user roles.
28 de diciembre de 2022
Release 2.0 removed TablePress from organizational Multisite's main and subsite Dashboards and after following the creator's guidelines without solving the issue, I sent an email which was replied immediately, solving the issue within the day through a newer minor release update. This guy is awesome!
19 de agosto de 2022
Big thanks! This plugin help me edit role capabilities without coding 🙂
17 de julio de 2022
After testing out different multi-vendor plugins on my website, I had a bunch of user roles all with the same name "vendor". Having 3 different roles with the same name was confusing since it's impossible to tell which plugin it came from and which one actually works, so I had to remove all of them and reset the default roles for the plugin I was currently using. This plugin worked great! It removed all of the custom roles created by other plugins. All I had to do afterward was deactivate and reactivate woocommerce and reset the roles for the multi-vendor plugin I decided to keep using, and now everything works perfectly well. Thank you!
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Registro de cambios

[4.63.3] 12.03.2023

  • Fix: PHP version 8.2 showed warning: Creation of dynamic property User_Role_Editor::$settings_page_hook is deprecated : wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor/includes/classes/user-role-editor.php:603
  • Fix: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught TypeError: in_array(): Argument #2 ($haystack) must be of type array, int given in wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor/includes/classes/view.php:81
  • Fix: PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘:’, expecting ‘;’ or ‘{‘: wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor/includes/classes/base-lib.php on line 119, type declarations were removed for compatibility with older PHP versions.

File changelog.txt contains the full list of changes.