Saturday, June 6, 2020

A Guide to WordPress User Roles



Hello guys! Welcome back to another section of my tutorial in WordPress. In this tutorial post, i will be be taking you guys on the different roles of the users in WordPress.

Every user has their own role in WordPress. It's like a permission given to a particular user to access the WordPress site.  These roles can only be allotted by the admin.

Following below are the few pre-defined roles in WordPress -

  • Administrator - The admin of the site has all the rights. An admin can do anything and and everything on the WordPress site such as creating more admins, inviting more users and also removing them.
  • Editor - The editor of the site has access to all the posts, pages, categories, comments, tags and links. They can create, publish, edit or even delete any posts or pages.
  • Author - The author can only write posts, upload pictures, edit, and publish their own posts.
  • Contributor - The contributors of the site can only write and edit their posts until published. They can create their own posts and pages but can not publish them. They can not upload files or images but can see your site's status. When they want to publish any post, then it must first be reviewed by the admin. Once the posts gets the admin's approval and published, changes to it can no longer be made by the contributor.
  • Followers - The followers of the site can only read and comment on the posts. Followers are the  ones who have signed into your account to receive updates.
  • Viewers - Viewers can only view your posts. The viewers cannot edit but can only comment on the posts.


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial. In my next tutorial post, we will be learning about how to Add Users.

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