User Role Editor
[resolved] "Other Roles" what's the use of that? (4 posts)

  1. bluantinoo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been using this wonderful plugin for long time, and I must say it's a real time saver and no-brainer solution for managing roles and capabilities.

    right now I've noticed that now I can assign additional roles to users.
    what is this function for? I cannot imagine an application...


  2. Vladimir Garagulya
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    This feature was added by user request, just in case someone wish to combine for WP user 2 or more existing not intercepting roles and do not wish to create a special new role for that.

  3. bluantinoo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Vladimir, sorry for further asking, but I cannot imagine a situation where you need 2 roles. Do you have an example, maybe a topic where users asked for this feature?

  4. Vladimir Garagulya
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    At WordPress blog with bbPress installed users have 2 roles already: one from WordPress (e.g. Subscriber), one from bbPress (e.g. Participant). I did not invent anything, just exposed in User Role Editor the functionality WP has already, but doesn't not use itself.

    That user's request was sent me by email. Yes, you may fill all needed caps into one role and use that role. But we may achieve the same purpose by different ways. Imagine, if you need periodically switch off 10 or 20 capabilities for some user? Or you need to add them on an hour and then remove? Second role may be useful in this case.

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