Support » Plugin: Members » Multiple User Roles

  • There have been several posts on this topic…

    I’ll try to summarize the pending queries:

    1. WordPress has multiple user roles under the hood, but they are not accessible (easily) – right?
    2. What the Members plugin does is make these accessible – right?
    3. That would make the warning on the on the settings screen reading

      Your roles and capabilities will not revert back to their previous settings after deactivating or uninstalling this plugin, so use this feature wisely.

      less dramatic (in respect to the multiple roles capability), because

    4. the Members plugin doesn’t change anything dramatic to the way WordPress works – right?

    The background to all these “rights?” is: I’d activated the multiple user role setting because I though it was a good idea. After realizing it wasn’t, deactivating it does not deactivate the possibility of setting more than one role per page, and does not prevent other plugins from adding roles when a role has already been assigned (e.g. CiviCRM WordPress Member Sync) -> leading to users having more than one role.
    If the Members plugin in fact somehow gives WordPress a function that it didn’t have previously – then I guess the warning is really, really serious! Or would there then be a back door to revoking it?

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  skreisel.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  skreisel.
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  • Plugin Author Justin Tadlock


    WordPress God

    1) Correct. They are only accessible via code. They are not accessible by the default WP interface.

    2) Correct. It does make this feature accessible.

    3 – 4) You are correct that it doesn’t change how WP already works. However, that makes the warning more serious for some. I added that warning because so many users didn’t understand why their roles and caps didn’t revert to the defaults if they deactivated the plugin.


    Hello Justin,

    I am hosting a Multisite Network with your Members Plugin.
    I would like to sync all the users that are on my main site to all my sub-sites. As well as their roles. I do know how to sync the users across but only with ONE role. There is another Plugin that allows me to sync the roles across my Network but only once an Administrator does a change to that user. I would like that to take place automatically though.
    I was just wondering if you knew one way or another to fix that issue.
    Thanks for the excellent support you have been giving in the past.
    Hope to be hearing from you soon.


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