Best Practices for WordPress User Roles

Explanation for deciding user rolls

Administrator – add, edit and delete all posts. Install, edit and delete plugins and themes. Create, edit, change user information, including changing passwords and delete user accounts.

Editor – full control of content sections, can add, edit, publish any posts, moderate, edit and delete comments.

Author – write, edit, delete their own posts.

Contributor – create, and edit their own posts, but not publish.

Subscriber¬†–¬† can log on to WordPress site, update profile and change password. Can not write posts, view comments or anything else in WordPress admin.

Super Admin – has Administrator-level access to all sites in your network. This user also has the ability to add new sites, manage users, and manage network-level settings. Since this user has access to all settings network-wide, you should be very careful when considering who has Super Admin privileges.

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