WordPress User Roles – Basic Differences
WordPress user roles give you the ability to control what users can or cannot do on your site. WordPress have five default user roles.
This role is intended for site owners. The Administrator is someone that has the most control over a website. If you are a administrator, you have complete control over pages, posts, you can add new users, edit information and remove users.
Administrators basically have full control of the websites themes, plugins, and settings, therefore you need to be careful to who you assign this role.
Someone with an Editor role can edit, create, publish and delete any posts or pages. Editors can also manage comments and upload and delete images on a site.
Editors cannot change website’s settings, install or delete plugins and themes, they can also not edit or delete users.
Users with the Author role can edit, create, and publish their own posts. They can also upload files and images.
Editors cannot modify or delete posts created by other users. They cannot change website’s settings, install or delete plugins, or delete and edit other users information.
A Contributor can only create their own posts. If you are a Contributor your posts needs to be reviewed by an Administrator before it can be published.
Contributors cannot modify or delete posts. They cannot change website’s settings, install or delete plugins, or delete and edit other users information. A big drawback a Contributor is that they can also not upload images or files.
Subscribers have the least amount of permissions. They can only update their profile and leave comments on the website. Subscribers cannot create or edit posts.
To change a user role:
Go to Users > Edit, scroll down to Role.
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