WordPress User Roles. Everything You Need To KnowPosted by TotalDC
WordPress User Roles are like permissions given to a particular user to access the WordPress site. These roles can be added or changed only by the Admin.
Here are list of WordPress user roles and what they mean:
- Administrator − The Administrator as you may guess has all the rights. An Administrator can do everything on the WordPress website like creating more admins, inviting more users and also removing them. Admin has access to all the posts, pages, comments, categories, tags, and links. They can create, publish, edit or delete any posts or pages.
- Editor − The Editor has access to all the posts, pages, comments, categories, tags, and links. They can create, publish, edit or delete any posts or pages.
- Author − The Author can only write posts, upload pictures, edit, and publish their own posts.
- Contributor − The Contributor can only write and edit their posts until published. They can create their own posts and pages but can’t publish them. They can’t upload images or files but can see your site’s status. When they want to publish any post, it must be first notified personally to the administrator for review. When the post is approved, the contributor can’t make any changes once published.
- Follower − The Follower can only read and comment on the posts. Followers are the ones who have signed in to your account to receive updates.
- Viewer − Viewers can only view your posts. They can’t edit. But they can comment on the posts.