Support » Plugin: User Role Editor » Allowing users to edit others' profiles

  • Great plugin.

    One issue I’m having with it – I am trying to configure permissions so that “editors” have the ability to edit all other “editors'” profiles (specifically change the “Name” field). I tried assigning to the role “editor” all permissions that had the word “user” in them:

    1. add_users
    2. create_users
    3. delete_users
    4. edit_users
    5. list_users
    6. promote_users
    7. remove_users

    That didn’t work. Then I looked at the Codex for User Levels. I noticed that at Level 5, a user can “see basic information on all Authors & Users; and, can edit, promote, and demote, users of lower Levels except User Level 0.” Editors on my site have level 6. So I granted capabilities to a user (“user A”) to be level 7 thinking that “user A” would then be able to edit the profile of all other editors. But that didn’t work either. “user A” can only edit his own profile.

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    How can I allow an editor to edit other editors’ profiles?

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  • Note: User Levels were introduced in WordPress 1.5, they were replaced by Roles and Capabilities in WordPress 2.0, and were finaly deprecated in WordPress 3.0.

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    User can not edit profile of other user with the same role.
    I see you have more than 1 user with admin role. Try to edit other admin profile. You can not. The same is valid for editors.
    Try to create role of ‘super_editor’ and add needed capabilities to it. I think supereditor will have ability to edit other ordinal editors.

    Hi all, I have the same issue with edit users. However in my case, my editor cannot even edit normal subscribers, or anything else below them. I have all user options checked for the editor. Right now I am using a multisite and a new install of word press. Only role right now that can edit users is an admin right now? any ideas here?

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