Support » Plugin: Members - Membership & User Role Editor Plugin » Display User Role on Front End

  • Resolved pacfire


    Hi everyone,

    I have a really basic question – I’m sorry.

    I would like to display a Users, user role on the front end (different user roles have different permissions and capabilities – if they can see their role they will know if they need a promotion to access more features).

    I do not have the faintest idea on how to do this? Running a very basic Storefront Child theme and plan on putting the info on the “my account” page at this stage.

    Sorry for the question – love this plugin and always appreciate the help from forum members.

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  • Plugin Author Caseproof


    Hi @pacfire

    Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate it.

    If you want to display current user roles, you can use the code snippet from this article:

    Hopefully, that helps.

    Thread Starter pacfire


    Hi @caseproof

    Thank you so much for the reply.

    I feel like this is going to make me look pretty stupid, but I can see it forming an important part of the site, so I’m going to ask anyway.

    I found that snippet early on – but I have no idea how to use it in the premise of bringing the user role name forward and putting it somewhere on the site.

    Basically – different user levels have different access levels on the site we are developing. If a user doesn’t have access to a particular part of the site – it can be explained by their access level.

    Right now, I have a widget in the sidebar called “logged in user” under which, with shortcode from Shortcodes Ultimate, I have displayed their name, username, payroll number (a custom field) and I have tried to drag role forward also using the “role” as meta, but it doesn’t work so I’m doing something very wrong.

    I’m sorry about this follow up question – I’m not a developer by any means, I can occasionally change code to suit our situation, but in some circumstances, like this, I have no idea what I’m looking at…

    My apologies once again – thank you for your help thus far.

    Amanda @ Pac Fire

    Plugin Author Caseproof


    No need to apologize. To display all roles for active user, you can use this code and add it at the end of your theme’s functions.php file:

    add_shortcode('mb-user-role', function() {
      global $wp_roles;
      if( is_user_logged_in() ) {
        $user = wp_get_current_user();
        $roles = ( array ) $user->roles;
        echo '<ul>';
        foreach( $roles as $role ){
          echo '<li>' . $wp_roles->roles[ $role ]['name'] . '</li>';
        echo '</ul>';

    and use it as a shortcode [mp-user-role].

    Hopefully, that helps.

    Thread Starter pacfire


    Hi @caseproof,

    Thank you so much for your time with this. I put this in the functions PHP of our theme and then used the shortcode – it didn’t return any results, but that’s because I’m likely doing something wrong here.

    I did develop a workaround – based on user access and visibility based on [members_logged_in role=“role”] – and it actually has worked out better as we’re able to provide more information on the users role when (what they can do).

    So I just wanted to thank you – because without you I doubt we would have come up with this solution.

    @caseproof, just wanted to point out that you have a typo either in your code or in the shortcode name that you suggested: the name you registered in the code is 'mb-user-role', however you suggested adding it as [mp-user-role] (notice the difference in the second letter).

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