Support » Plugin: User Role Editor » Editing capabilities of Administrator

  • Hiya

    I have a multisite set up where I am the SUPER Administrator and I would like to manage the roles and capabilities of the Administrators but when I go to the Settings, I’m only able to manage the roles for:

    • Author
    • Contributor
    • Editor
    • Subscriber

    Is it possible to manage the capabilities for Administrators?


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  • Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia



    Yes, it’s possible via additional configuration. Please read FAQ section at this page:

    User Role Editor WordPress plugin – Change roles easily

    Excellent thanks Vladimir.
    I’ll give that a go.

    On another question, is there a capability I can add or disable which will restrict access to User Role Editor to only the Super Administrator for the multisite?

    Essentially, I do not want Administrators to be able to modify or edit the User Role Editor at all.

    Thanks :0

    Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    At multi-site environment single site administrators doesn’t see User Role Editor by default. Please check.
    You need to add special constant into wp-config.php in order show URE for them.

    Thank you Vladimir
    I added
    define('URE_SHOW_ADMIN_ROLE', 1);

    to the wp-config.php file and it then it successfully showed the Administrator in the drop down, however I can’t seem to deselect any of the capabilities. Each time I click on it, it doesnt change the status (it looks like it is locked).

    How can I make them modifiable please?

    By the way, thank you for such an awesome plugin. I’m going to make a donation as soon as I work this out 🙂

    Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    Yes, I made that initially to protect admin from losing his role by improper editing. As superadmin at multi-site is higher then simple admin, I permit him edit Administrator role starting from version 3.10. Version 3.10 is on the beta testing now and is available from this link:
    Give it a try and help to test it.

    Thanks Vladimir

    That seems to work now, but I’ve noticed a few odd things happening. Where would you like me to report any bugs/issues?

    Thanks 🙂

    Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    You may use comment form at post about URE 3.10 or mail me directly to vladimir [at]
    Thank you.

    Vladimir, You are very wise about how Users work! We do occasionally get a website owner who has to click on everything, which results in some interesting side effects.

    So, if I understand this correctly the Administrator Role will never show up for editing in the Roles plugin. Is that correct? The reason I ask is that for one site Administrators can no longer manage categories. Is that a glitch?

    Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    Yes, Administrator role is hidden by default. But it’s possible to see it, and add missing capabilities to it (only add), if you insert special constant into wp-config.php:

    define('URE_SHOW_ADMIN_ROLE', 1);

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