Support » Plugin: Roles & Capabilities » After removing plugin – caps stay

  • Resolved Demian



    I used your plugin to see if it’s suitable for the theme I have. I amended the editor role. unfortunately it wasn’t giving the capability what I was looking for, but this is more a Theme fault.

    After I removed the plugin, the editor’s capabilities stay changed. It doesn’t reset the settings. Any idea where I can reset these settings or can find them in the database?

    With thanks,

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  • Plugin Author Ariel


    Hi @demian85

    Any change you made to a role or user (add or delete capabilities) is permanent, which means that uninstall the plugin won’t bring those capabilities back.
    Best thing you can do is install the plugin again and set the capabilities as they were before.

    To set capabilities to default check this page which have all default wordpress roles and capabilities.
    If you modified other capabilities that other theme/plugin added you will need to check those too.

    In the other hand default roles and capabilities can be found in wp_config table, in the record were option_name field is “wp_user_roles”.
    User capabilities can be found on wp_usermeta table, in the record were field meta_key field is “wp_capabilities”.

    Better if you don’t change the database (unless you know what you are doing), better if you use the plugin.

    Backup your database in any case

    Let me know!


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