[wp-hackers] User Roles

Dougal Campbell dougal at gunters.org
Mon Mar 19 19:09:14 GMT 2007

Andy Staines wrote:
> I'm pretty sure I must have missed the obvious on my trawl through the
> code but can someone tell me the 'correct' way to get the currently
> logged in users 'role'. Don't need the capabilities or levels - just
> the role. The methods I am using seem somewhat long-winded...
> Thanks
> Andy
In wp-admin/users.php, it looks like we do something like this:

  $user = new WP_User($id);
  $roles = $user->roles; // $roles will be an array

Of course, under the covers, it's querying capabilities, and comparing
them to the list of roles from the '*_user_roles' entry in the options

Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org>

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