Different User Roles on WordPress
Adding a new user on WordPress gives someone access to edit your website without using your own admin login credentials.
You must choose what role a new user will have on your WordPress site. This role decides how much access they have to change your website. There are five different roles that you can give new users.
- Subscribers can only read posts. They have no real editorial access.
- Contributor can read, edit, and delete posts.
- Authors read, edit, and delete, including published posts. They can also edit and delete patterns.
- Editors can do all of the above on posts and pages. Importantly, they also publish posts and pages. This is the first role that allows content to go live. They can also moderate comments, manage links and categories, and read private pages/posts.
- Administrators are like you reading this—they can do everything above, and so much more. Admins are the only ones allowed to do things like change the theme, activate plugins, promote users, and delete the site. For this reason, most sites have a limited number of admins.