Possible User Syncronization glitch: No user roles

A week ago, all the users on my secondary site warwickpost.com/listings (whom User Synchronization grants user access to the main site Warwickpost.com) were reverted to "user has no role for this site".

This happened shortly after an update of all the plugins - any ideas on what the issue may be?


  • Michael Bissett

    Hey @Rob, hope you're doing well today! :slight_smile:

    When you say:

    This happened shortly after an update of all the plugins

    Are you referring to only our plugins, or were there any third party plugins updated around that time as well?

    That's definitely an odd issue to run into, but due to the... fuzzy nature of the situation (that being that we don't have a specific plugin to tie this to), what I'd advise for the time being would be to try updating your plugins individually, and seeing if this issue shows up again.

    You were able to change the users back to having a role on the affected subsite, correct?

    Please advise,

  • Rob

    Hi, Michael - Actually, the problem is ongoing. We've disabled every plugin on the site and haven't had any luck restoring the users' roles.

    The plugins updated were all third party. I don't think any of the WPMU Dev plugins were updated, come to think of it. But, this is the only plugin in the system that can assign roles to all the users of either site, so I was hoping this was a known issue.


  • Michael Bissett

    Hey @Rob, thanks for your patience here! :slight_smile:

    This is the first time I've personally heard of this occurring, though it would seem that updating one of the third-party plugins disrupted things somehow.

    I would like to ask though, when you say that you haven't been able to restore the roles, could you elaborate as to what's going on with that? Is it not letting you change the role for a user for some reason, or is there something else up?

    I'd like to have a closer look at what's going on, could you please send in the following:

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    Thanks! :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,

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