This plugin works great with the Events Manager plugin we are using to allow people to sign up for classes only if they are registered with the “student” user role, and also to create a role just for managing such classes or events (“events manager” role). The Events Manager plugin was able to read the roles created by User Role Editor just fine, allowing me to grant permissions within either plugin. Other plugins that can read custom fields should work as well (but always test, test, test).
I plan to use a plugin that can assign any role I choose to people who register via the plugin’s form. Students, for example, will automatically be assigned to the “student” role, which will then enable them to book classes. “Subscribers,” on the other hand, will only get newsletters, but at the point where “subscribers” sign up to become “students,” they will end up with both roles, meaning they still get the newsletter and also get classes. We will then be able to send out special mailings just for students without also sending them to subscribers who shouldn’t get them. This approach saves us from a more manual – and time-consuming – handling of students and subscribers, and the same goes for handling what various volunteers will be able to do at the back end.
Very simple to set up and quick to make changes if you decide to. Saved me a good deal of time getting permissions just right. Love it!
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