If you are planning to add new user into your wordpress blog, then you must have to know about the Role of user. If you do not select the Role carefully your all hard work will vanished with in a minutes. So before adding any new user in your blog, read about what is the role of user and their right in wordpres.
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In wordpress admin we have option to set five different user roles for new member of your blog. For each user we can set unique role. The roles are,
Administrator- (access full admin)
Editor – (edit all post & pages)
Author – (edit only his post)
Contributor – (for add new post, don’t have publish option)
Subscriber- (member of the blog)
Administrator is a very important role for wordpress blog because administrator can have full authority to change anything in his blog. He can change other user’s role even he can able to remove other user for the blog. He can only access all options of wordpress admin like settings, Appearance, users and etc. Administrator can’t change their own user role. If you give admin role for other user he can able to change your role and even he can delete your user account. So be careful while setting administrator role for other user.
How to change the role of other user :
1 go to your wordpress admin. Select Author and uers under user option.
2. a new page will open, where you see the option to change the role of anuy user
3. Mark the check box before user name and select the user role in the drop-down box.
If you want to change multiple user role at the same time mark the check boxes of which user’s role you want to change. Admin can’t change his role.
The second highest authority has maximum wordpress admin access called editor. Editor has posts, media, links, comments and pages in wordpress admin area. He can’t have access in settings area. He can have the settings access only if admin installed any plugins related to comments are post only he can access the particular part in settings. Editor can edit all the pages and post even it has been created by the admin. And he has the rights to delete any posts that have been published by any users like admin, author and editor. The wordpress admin options for editor role is similar to the below image.
Editor can have authority to approve the contributor’s post that has been submitted for the review. He has comment editing and deleting capability even it is approved by other users. He can also write and publish new posts and pages categories.
Author role has the capability to add new posts. Select particular category for the post that has been written by him. He can’t able to create new pages or categories for his post. He can directly publish his own posts. He has the options to edit his own post even delete it. Authors don’t have authority to edit other user’s posts. He has the options to edit the comments for the post written by him. Not able to edit other posts comments. The options available for author role in the wordpress admin is like the below image.
Contributor role is similar to author. He can able to write new post but he doesn’t have rights to publish it directly. Once he written his post should submit his post for review. The administrator or editor only has the authority to edit the post that has been submitted by the contributor. Editor and admin if the like they can publish contributor’s post otherwise they can move this post to trash. Contributor can edit his own post until it has been published once it published he doesn’t have any rights to edit any post that that has been written by him. Administer can give contributor role for if anyone wants to write the post to your blog. we can give contributor role for who write guest post for our blog they can edit their post if any error occurred while writing the post.
Subscriber role has the least priority over other roles of wp-admin. He has only rights to login into your blog wp-admin and change his own profile. This is a default role if you add any member to your blog. No one can have access to change the user role for users except administrator. The below image shows the options available in wp-admin for the subscriber role.