As you create more users, the Role section allows you to select one of five user groups: Subscriber, Contributor, Author, Editor, Administrator. So what is the meaning of these groups, the specific rights of each group? I will explain detail in this article so that you can understand the role of each user group in wordpress.
Overview of roles of each group
Although you see WordPress has 5 user groups while creating a new user, but actually if fully calculated, WordPress will have a total of 6 user groups, including:
- Super Admin – The highest user group and the administrator of the entire system because WordPress actually has the ability to create an intranet system called WordPress MultiUser. In addition, Super Admin has the right to delete users in the Administrators group.
- Administrator – The group of users who have the right to use all the features included in a WordPress website, excluding other websites on the intranet website.
- Editor – This group has the right to post articles on the website (publish) and manage other users’ posts.
- Author – This group will have the right to post on the website and manage their posts.
- Contributor – This group will have the right to write new posts but not allowed to post, they can only post to review (Save as Review) and manage their posts.
- Subscriber – Users in this group can only manage their personal information.
Details of the roles of each group
If i explained in a few words as above, maybe you understand the role of each group, but you know that every role in WordPress is represented by the word “manage”, that is lowercase and accented ” _ ”To separate. The reason I need you to understand this so that you can customize the permissions of the user group, it is best to take a look to understand each of the roles of each user group in detail.
Reference : Roles and Capabilities
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|create_users||Y||Y (single site)|
|delete_plugins||Y||Y (single site)|
|delete_themes||Y||Y (single site)|
|delete_users||Y||Y (single site)|
|edit_files||Y||Y (single site)|
|edit_plugins||Y||Y (single site)|
|edit_themes||Y||Y (single site)|
|edit_users||Y||Y (single site)|
|install_plugins||Y||Y (single site)|
|install_themes||Y||Y (single site)|
|update_core||Y||Y (single site)|
|update_plugins||Y||Y (single site)|
|update_themes||Y||Y (single site)|
|unfiltered_html||Y||Y (single site)||Y (single site)|
User group level
In addition to showing authority through the table above, WordPress also uses a level system from 1 to 10 to represent the rights of each user group.
In the next article, I will show you how to use a Advanced Access Manager plugin to manage and re-assign user groups, and create a new user group if you need it.