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How to Check User Role in WordPress


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If you are a WordPress developer then sometimes you need to check a role of a user, for example you want to show particular link to only for registered authors and not for common visitors then the bellow WordPress snippet will help you fine.

 
<?php
 
/**
 
 * Check User Role in WordPress
 
 *
 
 */
 
if( current_user_can('editor') ) {
    // true if user is an editor
}
 
if( !current_user_can('administrator') ) {
    // true if user is not admin
}
 
if( current_user_can('edit_posts') ) {
    // true if user can edit posts
}
?>
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