Cloning a user role
Cloning a user role is an excellent alternative to creating a new role from scratch or changing permissions on an existing role, which would affect all users currently assigned to that role.
This is helpful if you want some users to have
unfiltered_html capabilities who are currently Authors or Editors.
To clone a role:
1. Install and Activate the Members plugin:
2. Go to Users > Roles
3. Click Clone below the role you wish to duplicate
4. Make your changes on the Edit Role page
Click the links on the left to review the capabilities then check Grant or Deny on the right to add or remove permissions. You can also rename the role in the space provided.
5. Save your modified role by clicking the Add Role button
Your role is now saved and ready to be assigned to users.