User Role by BestWebSoft


User Role plugin makes it easy to manage your WordPress website role capabilities. Add new and manage existing user roles. Quickly control what users can and cannot do on your website.

Change role name, copy permissions from another role, and other great features. Extend the default user management features today!

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Free Features

  • View information about each role
  • Manage role capabilities
  • Copy capabilities from another role
  • Change role name
  • Recover any role to capabilities set before the plugin was installed
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos
  • Multilingual and RTL ready

Pro Features

All features from Free version included plus:

  • Add and manage unlimited custom user roles
  • Enable/disable access to certain plugins and Dashboard menu items
  • Reset standard WordPress roles capabilities to default
  • –°onfigure all subsites on the network
  • Get answer to your support question within one business day (Support Policy)

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If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help –


  • Belarusian (be_BY) (thanks to UStarCash,
  • Czech (cz_CZ) (thanks to Cathy,
  • Italian (it_IT) (thanks to Cathy,
  • French (fr_FR) (thanks to Cathy,
  • German (de_DE) (thanks to Marcel Leonhard
  • Russian (ru_RU)
  • Serbian (sr_RS) (thanks to Andrijana Nikolic,
  • Ukrainian (uk)

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

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  • Roles page.
  • Edit administrator`s role page.
  • Edit author`s role page.
  • Roles page for network admin panel.
  • Edit administrator`s role page on network admin panel.


  1. Deactivate the plugin if you have the previous version installed.
  2. Extract “” archive content to the “/wp-content/plugins/user-role” directory.
  3. Activate User Role plugin via ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress admin menu.

View a Step-by-step Instruction on User Role Installation


What settings will be restored if I click on the Recover link?

Roles will be restored to capabilities that were set at the time of the plugin activation. If the role was created after plugin activation, then it will be restored to capabilities that were set at the time of the role creation.

When I delete the User Role plugin will the settings of privileges be changed back?

Yes. They will be recovered.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum ( If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:

  1. the link to the page where the problem occurs
  2. the name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
  3. the version of your WordPress installation
  4. copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status


November 13, 2020
after initial problems, the team solved all problems. Thank you for that.
June 6, 2018
Well done! The only one that does not conflict with the other plugins!Great job!
November 29, 2016
If you want to create a new user role you need the pro version - this was the only reason I needed this plugin, hence the low rating.
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Contributors & Developers

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


“User Role by BestWebSoft” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “User Role by BestWebSoft” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


V1.6.4 – 02.07.2021

  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 5.7.2.
  • Update : BWS Panel section was updated.

V1.6.3 – 09.10.2020

  • Update : The plugin settings page was changed.
  • Update : BWS Panel section was updated.

V1.6.2 – 04.09.2019

  • Update: The deactivation feedback has been changed. Misleading buttons have been removed.

V1.6.1 – 16.07.2019

  • Bugfix : Fixed small bugs.

V1.6.0 – 11.03.2019

  • PRO : An ability to enable/disable access to certain plugins and Dashboard menu items was added.
  • Bugfix : Fixed small bugs.

V1.5.9 – 21.12.2018

  • Update : All functionality was updated for WordPress 5.0.2.
  • Bugfix : Fixed small bugs.

V1.5.8 – 10.01.2018

  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.9.1.
  • Bugfix : Options removal from the database when working on a multisite network has been fixed.

V1.5.7 – 13.07.2017

  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.8.

V1.5.6 – 14.04.2017

  • Bugfix : Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was fixed.
  • NEW : German language file was added.

V1.5.5 – 03.10.2016

  • NEW : The Italian language file was added.
  • NEW : The Czech language file was added.
  • NEW : The French language file was added.

V1.5.4 – 09.08.2016

  • NEW : The Belarusian language file was added.
  • Update : All functionality for WordPress 4.6 was updated.

V1.5.3 – 28.06.2016

  • Update : BWS panel section is updated.

V1.5.2 – 25.04.2016

  • Bugfix : Security Vulnerability was fixed.

V1.5.1 – 06.04.2016

  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.4.2.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.5.0 – 04.12.2015

  • Bugfix : The bug with plugin menu duplicating was fixed.

V1.4.9 – 04.11.2015

  • New : We added the edit role page.
  • New : We added the ability to copy capabilities from another role.
  • New : We added the ability to change the role name.
  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with displaying of custom capabilities.
  • Update : We update the page of displaying the list of roles.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.3.1.
  • Update : We removed functionality of Interface v2.

V1.4.8 – 15.07.2015

  • Update : Input maxlength is added.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.4.7 – 22.05.2015

  • Bugfix : We fixed plugins work with Table view on the Network.
  • Bugfix : We fixed the selection of current role when switching between view modes on the Network.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.2.2.

V1.4.6 – 27.03.2015

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.1.1.

V1.4.5 – 09.01.2015

  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.1.

V1.4.4 – 13.11.2014

  • Bugfix : Plugin optimization is done.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V1.4.3 – 17.09.2014

  • Bugfix : Bug with disappearing of capabilities from the list was fixed.
  • Bugfix : When plugin is deleted the roles are restored to the capabilities that were before the plugin was installed.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.0.

V1.4.2 – 08.08.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for WordPress 4.0-beta3.
  • Budfix : The bug with breaking words is fixed.
  • Budfix : Security Exploit was fixed.

V1.4.1 – 22.05.2014

  • Bugfix : Problem with Masonry in WordPress versions below 3.9 on the plugin settings page is fixed.

V1.4 – 01.04.2014

  • Bugfix : Repair roles and save roles functions were refactored.
  • Bugfix : Small css and js bugs were fixed.
  • New : Screenshots were remade.

V1.3 – 26.03.2014

  • Bugfix : Code refactored.
  • NEW : Essential interface remade.

V1.2 – 20.03.2014

  • Bugfix : Code was refactored.
  • NEW : Screenshots were remade.
  • NEW : Plugin name was changed.

V1.1 – 18.03.2014

  • Bugfix : Capabilities print bug was fixed when new settings saved.
  • NEW : Screenshots were remade.
  • NEW : Status message was added if multiple roles recovered.

V1.0 – 13.03.2014

  • Bugfix : Interface version 2 tab was deleted from single blog WordPress installation.
  • NEW : Css-style was added for Internet Explorer 10.