Fast user switching between users and roles directly from the admin bar or the user list — switch from a list or search for users/roles by id, username, mail etc.
Use settings to select roles that are allowed to switch user. By default only administrators can switch user.
To return to your own user, just log out. A log out link is available in the black top menu, top right, profile submenu.
When you impersonate a user, you will be effectively logged in as that user, and acquire the same rights — very convenient for testing rights for users. Also practical for consultants, bureaus and copy-writers who need to create and edit content for customers.
- Upload the ‘fast-user-switching’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
- Browse to your WordPress admin control panel, and activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu
- Go to the ‘Users’ list and press Impersonate.
There is no Impersonate link in the Users list
Only administrators can see the link — or other users who have the “add_users” capability added (only admins by default).
How do i get back to my own login?
Log out and you are back, the plugin remembers your original login, and returns you to your usual login.
Contributors & Developers
“Fast User Switching” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors