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  • PS: it’s working fine in WP 4.3.1, so the issue is occurring with WP 4.4-beta.

    To fix this issue, in the function register_user_taxonomy() you have to add the show_ui-option to the register_taxonomy()-call and set it to true.

    Here is the code (user-groups.php):

    function register_user_taxonomy() {
                'public' => false,
                'labels' => array(
                    'name' => __( 'User Groups' ),
                    'singular_name' => __( 'Group' ),
                    'menu_name' => __( 'User Groups' ),
                    'search_items' => __( 'Search Groups' ),
                    'popular_items' => __( 'Popular Groups' ),
                    'all_items' => __( 'All User Groups' ),
                    'edit_item' => __( 'Edit User Group' ),
                    'update_item' => __( 'Update User Group' ),
                    'add_new_item' => __( 'Add New User Group' ),
                    'new_item_name' => __( 'New User Group Name' ),
                    'separate_items_with_commas' => __( 'Separate user groups with commas' ),
                    'add_or_remove_items' => __( 'Add or remove user groups' ),
                    'choose_from_most_used' => __( 'Choose from the most popular user groups' ),
                'rewrite' => false,
                'capabilities' => array(
                    'manage_terms' => 'edit_users', // Using 'edit_users' cap to keep this simple.
                    'edit_terms'   => 'edit_users',
                    'delete_terms' => 'edit_users',
                    'assign_terms' => 'read',
                'update_count_callback' => array(&$this, 'update_user_group_count'), // Use a custom function to update the count. If not working, use _update_post_term_count
                'show_ui' => true

    I did exactly as said:

    I added ‘show_ui’ => true exactly as said.
    I also tried ‘show_ui-option’ => true, but this did not work either.

    function register_user_taxonomy() {
    ‘show_ui’ => true,
    ‘public’ => false,

    But is does not work, I get an error. Plugin not working. error on line 333. unexpected …..

    WordPress user are no programmers, I would appreciate a complete code or explanation. Thank you very much, in advance. And forgive me that I am just a user.

    Lisa, I can confirm that Asgaros information is correct, by adding 'show_ui' => true the problem is solved.

    Here’s a clearer way on how to add that line. I suggest to add it after line 314 (in the current version as of January 2016):

    The original code looks like this:

      'public' => false,
      'labels' => array(

    Add your new line after 'public' => false, like this:

      'public' => false,
      'show_ui' => true,
      'labels' => array(

    After that, you will be able to access the admin area.

    Kudos to you for taking a dive into PHP editing while being just a user 🙂

    Thank you very much, that did work right away. I really apreciatet this precise instruction.
    Cheers, lisa

    I was pulling my hair over this, thank you!


    Could we have these fixes in the official repo and a new release please? 🙂

    Is the development done on github? If so I would be happy to submit a PR if this would make the process smoother.

    I just used the exact instructions from Manuel Schmalstieg to fix my occurrence of this defect. Thank you very much!

    Plugin Author Zack Katz


    Thanks all—this has been updated in Version 1.3, just released!

    I also added a Github repo so future contributions can be made there:

    Thanks again.

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