I'd like to have 2 levels of registered users in my site: "Subscribers" who can only read some posts (same capabilities as WordPress user role "subscriber"), and "Analysts" who can read everything and also write posts (capabilities as Wordpress user role "author").
Q1: Is there a way to attach a user role to a subscriber level?
Q2: In Buddypress Members page (member-loop.php), how do I loop through each of the subscriber types separately? first, list all "Subscribers", then list all "Analysts"?
Q3: Is there a template tag that can be used easily in .php file instead of shortcodes? For example, I want to have a specific part of a template presented to user-level 1 by using something like if(is_userlevel(1)) instead of the cumbersome <?php echo do_shortcode('[...]'); ?>