WPFront User Role Editor


WPFront User Role Editor plugin allows you to easily manage WordPress user roles within your site.
You can create, edit or delete user roles and manage role capabilities.


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  • Roles list
  • Settings
  • Assign / Migrate users
  • Custom post type permissions
  • Extended permissions
  • Menu editor
  • Export roles
  • Import roles
  • Multisite sync roles
  • Add new role
  • Edit role
  • Restore role
  • Navigation menu permissions
  • Add or Remove capability
  • Media library permissions
  • Content restriction shortcodes
  • Login redirect
  • User level permissions
  • Widget permissions


Please visit WPFront User Role Editor FAQ.

Installation Instructions
  1. Click Plugins/Add New from the WordPress admin panel
  2. Search for “WPFront User Role Editor” and install


  1. Download the .zip package
  2. Unzip into the subdirectory ‘wpfront-user-role-editor’ within your local WordPress plugins directory
  3. Refresh plugin page and activate plugin
  4. Configure plugin using settings link under plugin name or by going to WPFront/User Role Editor


Preferred user role editor plugin

A solid plugin to use for creating custom user roles on a site, very easy to clone permissions of an existing user role and then set the new permissions on the new custom user role.

Great customer service

I bought this for a freelance project without realizing that it had a recurring subscription fee, requiring me to find an alternative solution. Syam provided a full refund on request, despite this being my fault. I appreciate his flexibility and professionalism, and he has earned my future business.

Great Work!

It’s probably the best Role Editor on the entire wordpress site.
here are some example:

– Very easy to use
– Great Support ( answar witen a few hours )
– Moderate permissions ( like what can the user do and don’t do )
– Rename Roles (example i can rename Editor till whatever you want it to be)

Thanks alot for giving us this, however i think this plugin need an ” Pending Register ”
like whenever a new user register at your’re site you can Accept or Decline the request as you wish, to avoid getting hackers, bots etc. In your website.
Hope to see some great features soon.

Great Support – Thorough and Prompt

Syam has been very responsive to my support requests for the Pro version, frequently explaining the reasoning behind what and how the plug-in does what it does and why alternative features wouldn’t work. Even prior to upgrading to the pro version, he provided great feed back to several pre-sales questions I had.

Works but…

Ok, honestly, the plugin pretty much works as advertised. I have found some bugs or problems that have not really been addressed in a timely or agreeable manner.

My frustration is the support for a paid plugin is not what I would expect for the money. It takes days for a reply. The developer is a little paranoid and doesn’t allow images to be uploaded to his forum or even privately when he requests them.

It just feels like the support process is harder and less in favor of the customer than necessary for the premium charge for the plugin.

I would really like to give more stars if I felt the support was more “supportive” and customer focused.

Update: I requested a refund and he promptly issued it.

Buen control de acceso y restricciones para usuarios

Es justo el plugin que andaba buscando, permite seleccionar que páginas o entradas puedes restringir o bloquear y luego permitir el acceso según el perfil o rol del usuario.
Al mismo tiempo puedes crear roles personalizados, mejor con la versión de pago, ya que a su vez puedes asignar la visualización de páginas/entradas según el rol que hayas creado y asignado.
La versión libre, solo permite asignar la restricción a tres tipos de usuarios: 1- a todos los usuarios, 2- a usuarios invitados y 3- a usuarios que han iniciado sesión.

Muy buen plugin!

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Contributors & Developers

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


“WPFront User Role Editor” has been translated into English (Canada). Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • [Important]XSS fixes. Thanks to Burak @ security.nl & DefenseCode WebScanner.
  • Spelling corrections. Thanks to Eclipse Creative.
  • Update fails on some hosts are now resolved.
  • UI improvements.
  • License validation fixes.


  • Bulk edit extended permissions with single role. Documentation.
  • Override navigation menu permission setting. Documentation.
  • Disable extended permission setting. Documentation.
  • Widget permission bug fix.
  • Navigation menu permission bug fix.
  • Admin menu editor bug fix.
  • WP 4.6 compatibility fix.
  • PHP 7 compatibility.


  • Bug fixes.
  • Danish translation.


  • Plugin conflict fix.


  • WP 4.4 compatibility.
  • Extended permissions bug fix.
  • Performance improvements.


  • License fail info added.


  • License functions fallback handler.



  • CSS fix.


  • Navigation menu bug fix.


  • WP 4.3 Compatibility.


  • Bulk edit added. Documentation.
  • License form compatibility fix.

  • License recheck and activation email added.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Custom post type capabilities compatibility fix.
  • SSL verify compatibility fix.



  • Menu editor bug fix.
  • Menu editor WP4.2 compatibility fix.


  • Show toolbar inheritance bug fix.


  • Login redirect added. Documentation.
  • Assign roles compatibility fix.
  • Swedish translation added. Thanks to Elger.



  • Media library permissions added. Documentation.
  • Admin menu editor bug fix.


  • bbPress forum extended permissions bug fix.
  • Stability improvements.


  • Role permission column width removed.



  • Navigation menu permission setting added. Documentation.
  • IMPORTANT: Disable navigation menu permission, if you already have a Nav Menu permission plugin and if it stops working.
  • Navigation menu permission uninstall cleanup bug fix.


  • Navigation menu permissions added. Documentation.
  • Compatibility fix with “The Events Calendar”.


  • Gravity forms integration.
  • UI changes to make columns hidden on small screens.
  • Bug fix: Extended permissions not working in search results.
  • Portuguese (Brazil) language added.


  • Duplicator integration.
  • Performance fix. Thanks to Jezze.


  • Extended permissions bug fix.


  • Extended permissions enhanced with [Guest].
  • User profile secondary roles added.
  • UI enhancements.
  • Menu editor bug fix. Thanks to Marcus.
  • Multisite user assignment bug fix.


  • Custom post type permissions.
  • Bug fixes.


  • Removed ‘wpfront_’ from role capabilities.
  • Removed ‘Add role capabilities’. It is enabled by default.
  • Assign/Migrate users.
  • Bug fixes.


  • Restore role.
  • Bug fixes.


  • Edit deprecated capabilities.


  • Set new user default role.
  • Stability improvements.


  • Bug fixes.


  • Initial release.