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Get User Role

A simple plugin that add's the get_user_role() function to your site.

This plugin doesn't do anything on the surface but if you call the get_user_role() function then you can achieve one of two results.

Function

Returns the role of the specified user.

Usage

Parameters

$user_id (string)(optional) 'username'

Return Values

(string) If no $user_id is specified in the function call the function will return the role of the currently logged in user, otherwise the role of the specified user will be returned.

Examples

$role = get_user_role("admin");

This will return "administrator".

Notes

This plugin may call the following global variables:

$current_user $wp_roles $wpdb

This plugin is designed to work with any correctly made custom roles.

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Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-11-25
Downloads: 502

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