WordPress User Roles and How To Use Them

  1. Admin 01:02
    • Admin has full control over everything.
    • Admins can install plugins, tweak content, create users, delete users, and more.
    • If you make someone else an Admin on your site, then they have all the same user privileges as you do (and could potentially delete you from the site!)
  2. Editor 03:50
    • This is the second highest user role.
    • When you think of the Editor user role, think content.
    • They can do anything relating to content, publish, managing comments, etc.
  3. Author 03:15
    • Authors can edit their own content, but not anyone else’s.
    • They can create content, edit content, publish, and delete their own content.
    • Authors can also upload media.
  4. Contributor 04:11
    • Contributors can edit their own content, but not publish or upload media.
    • We actually talked about this topic recently in Episode 334 about how to let contributors upload media.
  5. Other roles 05:08
    • Other plugins will add additional roles in certain cases.
    • Plugins like Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce will add additional roles to help with commerce support.
  6. Learn more about your user roles 06:21

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