Changes List User Role Editor Pro

[4.47.3] 18.08.2018

Core version: 4.45

  • Update: Admin menu access add-on: admin menu copy creation priority was increased from 9999 to 9999999997 in order to execute code after that FooGallery plugin added all its menu items.
  • Update: Content view restrictions add-on: meta box is added with ‘low’ priority now instead of ‘default’. It’s done for compatibility with custom post types (like “LearnPress->Courses”) for which this meta box was not shown.
  • Fix: Content view restrictions add-on: try to access the restricted child page returned “page not found” error instead of redirect to URL. Redirection did not work in case global $post was not define to the moment. Find the page ID by its path from the URL for this case now.
  • Fix: Syntax error was fixed which produced “PHP Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in …/wp-content/plugins/user-role-editor-pro/pro/includes/classes/meta-boxes.php on line 434”.
  • Core version was updated to 4.45:
  • Fix: Capability checkbox was shown as turned ON incorrectly for not granted capability included into a role, JSON: “caps”:{“sample_cap”:”false”}. Bug took place after the changing a currently selected role.
  • Fix: Custom capabilities groups “User Role Editor” and “WooCommerce” were registered at the wrong 3rd tree level – changed to 2.

[4.47.2] 05.07.2018

Core version: 4.44

  • Update: Widgets admin access add-on: It’s possible now to block the access to sidebars (widgets areas) created by a user with help of Divi theme.
  • Fix: Content view restrictions add-on: ‘warning index not defined’ (content-view-restrictions-posts-list.php, line #395) was fixed.
  • Core version was updated to 4.44:
  • Update: URE had executed ‘profile_update’ action after update of user permissions from the user permissions editor page: Users->selected user->Capabilities. It was replaced with ‘ure_user_permissions_update’ action now. It will allow to exclude conflicts with other plugins – “WP Members” [lost checkbox fields values](, for example.
  • Update: Additional options for role (like “Hide admin bar” at the bottom of URE page) did not applied to the user with ‘ure_edit_roles’ capability. This condition was removed.
  • Update: fix PHP notice ‘Undefined offset: 0 in …’ at includes/classes/protect-admin.php, not_edit_admin(), where the 1st element of $caps array not always has index 0.
  • Update: PHP required version was increased up to 5.4.

[4.47.1] 05.06.2018

Core version: 4.43

  • Core version was updated to 4.43:
  • Update: references to non-existed roles are removed from the URE role additional options data storage after any role update.
  • Fix: Additional options section view for the current role was not refreshed properly after other current role selection.

[4.47] 22.05.2018

Core version: 4.42

  • New: Support for new user capabilities introduced by WordPress 4.9.6 was added: manage_privacy_options (Settings->Privacy), export_others_personal_data (Tools->Export Personal Data), erase_others_personal_data (Tools->Erase Personal Data).
  • Fix: Divi theme et_pb_layout (Divi Library) custom post type (CPT) was unavailable even for admin when “Force custom post types to use their own capabilities” URE option was turned ON. et_pb_layout CPT is not available by default at User Role Editor pages (users.php), and we have to tell Divi to load et_pb_layout for URE pages via Divi’s custom filter ‘et_builder_should_load_framework’.

[4.46] 16.05.2018

Core version: 4.42

  • Fix: Gravity Forms Access add-on:
    – “Fatal error: Maximum function nesting level of 256 reached, aborting!” raised in some cases was fixed.
    – Not allowed forms were excluded from top admin menu bar “Forms” recent forms list.
  • Core version was updated to 4.42:
  • Fix: Type checking was added (URE_Lib::restore_visual_composer_caps()) to fix “Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in …/user-role-editor-pro/includes/classes/ure-lib.php on line 315”.

[4.45] 07.05.2018

Core version: 4.41

  • New: WordPress Multisite: it’s possbile to automatically copy selected add-ons data from the main site to the new created subsite.
    Use custom filter ure_addons_to_copy_for_new_blog to build list of add-on, which data URE should copy.
  • Update: Admin menu access add-on:
    – menu item title was shown empty at “Admin menu” window, if it began from ‘<span’ HTML tag;
    – blocked menu item was not removed automatically if its submenu had the only item with the same link. It was possible in case menu item used another user capability then related submenu item.
  • Update: Content view restrictions add-on:
    – when you leave ‘Redirect to:’ parameter empty user is redirected to the login page and back to the initial URL after the successful login.
  • Update: Gravity Forms access add-on:
    – Function GFFormsModel::get_lead_table_name() call was replaced with GFFormsModel::get_entry_table_name() to provide compatibility with Gravity Forms v. 2.3+.
    – Gravity forms entry_detail page was added to the list of pages for which URE should control the list of available Gravity Forms.
  • Fix: Posts/Pages edit restrictions add-on:
    – infinite recursion was possible in some cases for ‘pre_get_posts’ action in posts-edit-access.php.
    – “Fatal error: Call to undefined method URE_Content_View_Restrictions::is_page_template_resticted_for_role() in content-view-restrictions.php on line 581” was fixed.
  • Core version was updated to 4.41:
  • New: URE changes currently selected role via AJAX request, without full page refresh.
  • Update: All WPBakery Visual Composer plugin custom user capabilities (started from ‘vc_access_rules_’) were excluded from processing by User Role Editor. Visual Composer loses settings made via its own “Role Manager” after the role update by User Role Editor in other case. The reason – Visual Composer stores not boolean values with user capabilities granted to the roles via own “Role Manager”. User Role Editor converted them to related boolean values during role(s) update.

[4.44] 06.04.2018

Core version: 4.40.3

  • Update: Integration with bbPress was enhanced.
  • Core version was updated to 4.40.3:
  • Update: bbPress detection and code for integration with it was updated to support multisite installations when URE is network activated but bbPress is activated on some sites of the network only. (Free version does not support bbPress roles. It excludes them from processing as bbPress creates them dynamically.)

[4.43] 04.04.2018

Core version: 4.40.1

  • Fix: Core version was reversed back to 4.40.1 due to fatal error cause by 4.40.2 update for some installations with active bbPress.

[4.42] 04.04.2018

Core version: 4.40.2

  • New: Content View Restrictions add-on:
    – New criteria “Page Templates” were added to content view restrictions for roles.
    – It’s possible to extend ‘Any User Role (logged in only)’ condition using custom filter ‘ure_is_user_logged_in’, in order to check the additional conditions, for example: date, user name, subdomain, etc.
  • Update: Admin menu access add-on: full admin menu copy creation code priority at ‘admin_menu’ hook was increased from 1000 to 9999. It should be executed after other plugins. MetaSlider plugin adds its admin menu with 9553 priority.
  • Fix: Content View Restrictions add-on:
    – “Redirect to URL” option did not work for pages.
    – pages linked to BuddyPress components (activity, groups, members) ignored restrictions set by URE.
  • Fix: Meta Boxes Access add-on: meta boxes blocking code hooked to the general ‘add_meta_boxes’ action fired too early and can not block meta boxes added via ‘add_meta_boxes_{post_type}’ hook executed later.
  • Core version was updated to 4.40.2:
  • Update: Load required .php files from the active bbPress plugin directly, as in some cases URE code may be executed earlier than they are loaded by bbPress.

[4.41] 06.02.2018

Core version: 4.40.1

  • New: Export-import module was rewritten:
    – Attention: New exported data format is not compatible with data exported by older versions.
    – Users->User Role Editor: Export/Import buttons applied to the single currently selected role only.
    – It’s possible to export/import add-ons data, like ‘Admin Menu’, ‘Posts Edit’, ‘Post View’, ‘Meta Boxes’.
    – Settings->Tools-> Export/Import buttons will work for all roles of current site (main site from the network admin) in the next version.
  • New: Content View Restrictions add-on: redirect to URL option was added for access error action.
  • Update: URE_Admin_Menu::load_menu_access_data_for_role() method was renamed to URE_Admin_Menu::load_data_for_role().
  • Update: URE_Admin_Menu::load_menu_access_data_for_user() method was renamed to URE_Admin_Menu::load_data_for_user().
  • Update: Page permissions viewer add-on: source code tracing was returned back (if available).
  • Update: Other roles access add-on: changes were applied for compatibility with PHP versions prior 5.5
  • Fix: Content View Restrictions add-on:
    – HTML layout issue was fixed at the “Action” section of post editor meta box.
    – Restrictions were not applied properly for WooCommerce products list via [products] shortcode as WooCommerce may cache query result of unrestricted user for 30 days and show that cached data to users with restricted view access.
  • Fix: Admin menu access add-on (URE_Admin_Menu_Access::update_menu()): bug in menu update may lead to the indefinite redirection loop as a blocked URL was selected as the 1st available menu item link.
  • Core version was updated to 4.40.1:
  • Update: use wp_roles() function from WordPress API instead of initializing $wp_roles global directly. wp_roles() function (introduced with WP 4.3) was included conditionally to URE code for backward compatibility with WordPress 4.0+
  • Fix: Bug was introduced by version 4.37 with users recalculation for “All” tab after excluding users with “administrator” role. Code worked incorrectly for Japanese locale.
  • Fix: WordPress multisite: bbPress plugin detection code was changed from checking bbPress API function existence to checking WordPress active plugins list. bbPress plugin activated for the site was not available yet for the network activated User Role Editor at the point of URE instance creation. URE did not work with bbPress roles as it should by design.

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