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  • Resolved SylverTECH

    (@sylvertech)


    Hi,

    Your plugin seems very interesting and very simple at first sight.

    Before to download and use, I just want to be sure it will fulfill our needs.

    We actually operate a Multisites on a WordPress v.5.6.2 installation.
    From the start, we have 2 questions that are important for us:

    1. Actually, contrary to what your screenshots show, our version of WordPress doesn’t show any ‘Role’ and/or ‘Posts’ columns in the “Users” list screen.
    If I refer to the WordPress ‘/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php’ file, it seems that the display of these infos are “deprecated” since WP version 4.4.0 for security reasons.

    (* @since 4.2.0 The$style` parameter was deprecated.
    * @since 4.4.0 The $role parameter was deprecated.
    *
    * @param WP_User $user_object The current user object.
    * @param string $style Deprecated. Not used.
    * @param string $role Deprecated. Not used.`
    )

    So, my main question is : If I install your plugin, will these 2 columns be reinstated (showing up again) ?

    2. When I click on a User to see/edit his settings/profile, I can’t see what is his role, nor that I can change his role amongst the 5 main roles supported by WordPress.
    The only thing I can do is grant him “‘Super Admin’ privileges for the network”.

    So, If I install your plugin, will I be able to see at which Role category the user belongs, and will I be able to change its ‘role’ through that screen ?

    Thank you in advance for your answers to these questions from our part.

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  • Plugin Author Ariel

    (@arielhr1987)

    Hi @sylvertech

    If I install your plugin, will these 2 columns be reinstated (showing up again) ?

    This plugin does not add a “Role” column to users list. That column is added by default by WordPress.
    If your installation is multisite (I believe it is) you wont see the “Role” column in the network users list, as this column will only be visible in your site user list admin page.

    So, If I install your plugin, will I be able to see at which Role category the user belongs, and will I be able to change its ‘role’ through that screen ?

    This plugin can’t help you to change a user role… that being said
    You can’t change a role in the network users list page.
    In a multisite network a user has a role for a particular site. That ensures you can have the same user in all sites but with a different role/capabilities for each one.
    So to change a user role, just go to the specific site admin area, head to user list page, in the user row click on “edit” and there you will find a setting for change the user “role”.

    Kind regards!

    Thread Starter SylverTECH

    (@sylvertech)

    Thank you very much Ariel for your prompt and very clear answer.

    As a Multisites operator, one thing we would have wished is the ability to fully manage the Roles and Capabilities of all Users of all Subsites, directly in the Network Admin Panel.

    But I understand from your detailed answer that this is not possible.

    Thank you anyway for kind answer.

    Regards!

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