Tuesday, 12 September 2017


On the WordPress platform has a user management system with various roles, each user has different roles and access or level. Certain users such as administrators can make full access and others can have limited access. Knowing the role of users and what is allowed in the WordPress system is crucial to you as a site owner whose site may be managed by multiple people or allowing people to register on your site. In this article I will explain completely about Role User WordPress. To view this user's Role you can go to Users menu »Add New.
Role users wordpress level
Role users wordpress level
To understand this we will start by looking at the roles of each user that by default have been taken by WordPress and what is allowed for each of those user roles.

For the first level this is Administrator, where Administrator is the most powerful user role. Users with administrator roles can add new posts, edit the posts by users on the site, and even delete their posts.

Administrators can do everything in the WordPress system such as installing, editing, and deleting plugins and themes. Most importantly an administrator user can add new users to the WordPress site, change information about users including their passwords as well as delete any desired users.

This role is basically reserved for the site owner and gives you full control of your WordPress site. If you are running a WordPress multi-user site, then you should be very careful to choose who you will assign as administrator user role, I recommend you yourself as an Administrator.


Users with a WordPress editor role have full control on the content portion of your website. They can add, edit, publish, and delete posts on WordPress sites including those written by others. Editor can moderate, edit, and delete comments as well.

The editor does not have access to change WordPress site settings, can not install plugins and themes, or add new users.

As the name implies, users with role authors can only write, edit, and publish their own writing. They can also delete their own posts, even though their posts are already published.

When writing a post, the Author can not create a category but they can choose from an existing category. On the other hand, they can add tags to their posts. The Author also has a role to view comments and even comments that are not yet in moderation, but the author can not moderate, approve or delete the comment.

Author like Editor also does not have access to settings, plugins, or themes, so it's quite a low risk for user roles on the site with the exception of their ability to delete their own posts after their posts are published.

Contributor can add new posts and edit their own posts, but they can not publish any posts, even if they are their own. When writing a post they can not create a new category and must choose from an existing category. However, they can add tags to their posts.

The disadvantage of the Contributor role is that a contributor can not upload files (meaning they can not add images to their own articles). Contributor can also see both moderate and moderate comments. But they can not approve or delete comments.

Contibutor also has no access to settings, plugins, or themes, so they can not change the settings on your site.


Users with subsciber roles can only login to your WordPress site and update their user profiles. They can change their own password. Subscriber can not write posts, view comments, or do anything else within the WordPress admin area.

It is this user role that has the least control, this Subscriber is very useful if you require the user to login before they can read the post or comment, or if you have the file downloaded by requiring to do list and login first.

Here's a complete explanation of the Role or user role of the WordPress site, Hopefully the above explanation adds to your knowledge of your users role, and you can exactly give Role to each user you want. May be useful

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