Changing User Roles

By: Walter Jones | Asked: 02/15/2023
ForumsCategory: General questionsChanging User Roles
Walter JonesWalter Jones asked 1 year ago
For some reason I can't seem to find the right code that allows the changing of a wordpress user role from the formidable registration form on edit based on a drop down box on the registration form. Victor, I tried your mastermind tutorial, but it seems to just add the dropdown option as a capability instead of changing the actual user role. Also the FF forms version does the same thing, it adds a new capability instead of changing the role.
Bobby Clapp replied 1 year ago

Not sure I can help, but do have a question. Is the edit form the same form with the action that creates a user?

Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 1 year ago

Yes as it stands currently

Michael ClarkMichael Clark replied 6 months ago

Q: You have an admin View that lets you change the role, or maybe a param to ghange via link (URL)?

2 Answers
Mummy NinjaMummy Ninja answered 6 months ago
Same issue with Walter. It adds a new capability instead of changing a role. I'm trying to play around with the custom function to change the role instead of adding an additional role in the frontend.
Mummy NinjaMummy Ninja answered 6 months ago

I have something like this, it removes all capabilities before adding a new role. You can modify this to achieve what you want when changing roles on frontend.

add_action('frm_after_update_entry', 'update_user_role', 10, 2);
function update_user_role($entry_id, $form_id){
    if ( $form_id == 2 ) {
        $userid = $_POST['item_meta'][19];// ID of the userID field
        $role = $_POST['item_meta'][236];// ID of the role dropdown
        $accesslevel = $_POST['item_meta'][270];// ID of the role dropdown
        if ( $userid && $role ) {
            $user = get_userdata( $userid );
            if ( $user && ! $user->has_cap('administrator') ) {
                $user->set_role( $role );
              	$user->add_cap( 'access_level' , $accesslevel); 

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