get_editable_roles()

Fetch a filtered list of user roles that the current user is allowed to edit.


Description Description

Simple function who’s main purpose is to allow filtering of the list of roles in the $wp_roles object so that plugins can remove inappropriate ones depending on the situation or user making edits. Specifically because without filtering anyone with the edit_users capability can edit others to be administrators, even if they are only editors or authors. This filter allows admins to delegate user management.


Return Return

(array)


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Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/user.php

function get_editable_roles() {
	$all_roles = wp_roles()->roles;

	/**
	 * Filters the list of editable roles.
	 *
	 * @since 2.8.0
	 *
	 * @param array $all_roles List of roles.
	 */
	$editable_roles = apply_filters( 'editable_roles', $all_roles );

	return $editable_roles;
}

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Version Description
2.8.0 Introduced.


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    Example

    Currently, you can assign the following roles:

    <dl>
      <?php foreach (get_editable_roles() as $role_name => $role_info): ?>
        <dt><?php echo $role_name ?></dt>
        <dd>
          <ul>
            <?php foreach ($role_info['capabilities'] as $capability => $_): ?>
              <li><?php echo $capability ?></li>
            <?php endforeach; ?>
          </ul>
        </dd>
      <?php endforeach; ?>
    </dl>
    

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