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WordPress uses a concept of Roles, designed to give the blog owner the ability to control and assign what users can and cannot do in the blog. A blog owner can manage and allow access to such functions as writing and editing posts, creating Pages, defining links, creating categories, moderating comments, managing plugins, managing themes, and managing other users. The tool that gives the blog owner this control is the ability to assign a Role to a user.

WordPress has five pre-defined Roles: Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber. Each Role is allowed to perform a set of tasks called Capabilities. There are many Capabilities including publish_posts, moderate_comments, and edit_users. The default Capabilities are pre-assigned to each Role.

The Administrator Role is allowed to perform all possible Capabilities. Each of the other Roles has a decreasing number of allowed Capabilities. For instance, the Subscriber Role has just the read Capability. One particular Role should not be considered to be senior to another Role. Rather, consider that Roles define the user’s responsibilities within the blog.

Summary of Roles:

  1. Administrator – Somebody who has access to all the administration features
  2. Editor – Somebody who can publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users’ posts, etc.
  3. Author – Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
  4. Contributor – Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish them
  5. Subscriber – Somebody who can only manage their profile

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