Support » Plugin: User Role Editor » multisite install > can't save settings through network

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    Hello Vladimir,

    First big thanks to you for your very useful plugin.

    I’m using it on a multisite install too and I’ve got the same problem > it can’t save settings through my network (when I click apply to all sites, box is checked first but when I get back to the role it’s not checked/saved anymore

    I’ve read your FAQ and tried the alternative update options through config.php but it doesn’t help.

    Could it be a file permissions problem? (I’m on WPengine hosting)

    Thank you very much for your help!


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  • [sorry I’m reposting as I saw the other thread is marked “resolved”]

    Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia



    Screenshot link leads to 404 page.
    If you talk about ‘apply to all sites’ checkbox – it is valid behavior. This option is cleared after every ‘Update’ button click. So, if you wish ot apply changes to ‘All sites’ again you should to turn it on again.

    Sorry for the empty screenshot but indeed it showed the checked box “apply to all sites” as you mention.

    OK I got it. The checkbox is cleared but settings remain saved. I had also a file permission issue due to hosting restriction but it’s soved now. Everything seems to work like a charm!

    Congrats for your plugin and thank you very much for your fast reply.


    I have one more question Vladimir: what happens when I save settings for 1 site of my network different from the network settings (throufg “apply to all sites” button) if I have installed the plugin in the /mu-plugins/ folder? Can I have specific settings for 1 subsite ?

    If yes, then what happens when I hit the “apply to all sites” button from another site with different settings > does it erase subsite settings?

    Thank you

    Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    1) Yes, you will have specific settings for the site, is you edit its roles alone, without ‘apply to all sites’ turned on before press Update and save changes.
    2) If you save changes for all sites, you definitely overwrite any specific settings for some other sites, if they existed. There are no any exclusion for this option.


    Then I’m wondering: what’s the difference/advantage of using the plugins via /mu-plugins/ folder instead of /plugins/ ?

    Thank you

    Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    ‘mu’ at the ‘mu-plugins’ means ‘Must Use’, not ‘ multi-user’. That is plugin from this folder is executed by WordPress unconditionally. There is no need to activate it and it’s impossible to deactivate it too – just delete files from the folder.

    OK 🙂

    Thank you very much

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