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Understanding User Roles for Blogs

WordPress allows you to assign different roles to different users. There are five roles available, each with particular abilities:

  • Administrators have full access to site's administrative functions, including the ability to publish content and manage user accounts.

  • Editors can publish and edit content created by themselves and other blog users.

  • Authors can publish and edit their own posts.

  • Contributors can create and edit posts but not publish them.

  • Subscribers can read and leave comments.

Last updated June 19, 2012 @ 10:27 am

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