Support » Plugin: User Role Editor » New User Default Role

  • Resolved Tom Carroll


    I’m using URE to set up a Pending user role (a copy of Subscriber), and a Moderator role (a copy of Subscriber, but with user capabilities).

    Once the new roles are created I return to my Settings > General page and set the New User Default Role to Pending via the dropdown box.

    However, this is not working. When I register a new account it sets the role to Subscriber.

    What am I doing wrong? Does WordPress only allow New User Default Role to be set to one of the original roles that come in WordPress?

    Thanks for any help you can provide!


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  • Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    Hi Tom,

    Just re-tested this feature with a success.
    It’s possible to select as a default user role any user role, not only original one. WordPress does not see any differences between them in this relation.
    I registered new user account via front-end user registration page (wp-login.php?action=register) and via ‘Users->Add New’ page at admin back-end. New default role was selected as expected in both cases.

    Try to deactivate all plugins to isolate a potential conflict and re-test.

    Okay, I will try to do this and see if it changes anything. I don’t have any other plug-ins that touch the user roles. I’ll let you know what I find out.

    (sorry for the late reply. My site’s address changed, and I forgot to update my profile here.)


    It was a plug-in modifying the role to ‘subscriber’ immediately after calling the wp_create_user () function.

    Plugin Author Vladimir Garagulia


    Thanks for letting me know.

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