How Do I Change WordPress User Admin Roles Capabilities & Permissions?

How Do I Change WordPress User Admin Roles Capabilities & Permissions?

Changing WordPress User Admin Roles Capabilities and Permissions?

Super Admin, Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber Roles

This should be quite helpful.  I messed around and was frustrated for years trying to control the permissions for various user admin roles in WordPress.  I wanted to user accounts to have the same general permissions but add or subtract one or two abilities.  The way WordPress currently comes installed the roles are defined as this:

Summary of User Roles & Capabilities

  • Super Admin – somebody with access to the site network administration features and all other features. See the Create a Network article.
  • Administrator – somebody who has access to all the administration features within a single site.
  • Editor – somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of other users.
  • Author – somebody who can publish and manage their own posts.
  • Contributor – somebody who can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them.
  • Subscriber – somebody who can only manage their profile.

So if the standard out-of-the-box capabilities and permissions are quite the way you want it and you want to tweak it a bit, try this great WordPress plugin:  this plugin named “User Role Editor” assists in doing just that.  The User Role Editor plugin allows you to make change to the permissions of each admin role.

You can also add new roles and customize the capabilities to your needs.  You can create brand new roles or copy existing roles. Roles can be deleted, updated, copied, saved and created.  Download This Plugin here:

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