function get_editable_roles() {}

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

Defined filters

  • editable_roles
    apply_filters('editable_roles', $all_roles)

Source code

function get_editable_roles() {

	global $wp_roles;

	$all_roles = $wp_roles->roles;

	$editable_roles = apply_filters('editable_roles', $all_roles);

	return $editable_roles;



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