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WordPress Web Application Development - Second Edition by Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake

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Getting started with user roles

In simple terms, user roles define the types of users in a system. WordPress offers built-in functions for working with every aspect of user roles. In this section, we will look at how we can manage these tasks by implementing the user roles for our application. We can create a new user role by calling the add_role function. The following code illustrates the basic form of user role creation:

$result = add_role( 'role_name', 'Display Name', array( 'read' => true, 'edit_posts' => true, 'delete_posts' => false ) );

The first parameter takes the role name, which is a unique key to identify the role. The second parameter will be the display name, which will be shown in the admin area. The final parameter will take the ...

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