Different User Roles of WordPress and their work

You must have noticed that there are 5 types of User Roles in WordPress. Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber. However, if you wish, you can create a new type of User Role.

Each of these 5 types of users has different scope of work, capabilities and limitations. The list of different User Roles of WordPress in the order of power is as follows:

Subscriber:

These types of users can do virtually nothing. By registering, they become members of that site, but they can’t post anything. If so, you will not allow comments on your site without a registered user; But if you don’t want them to post, you can use this roll.

  1. They can comment.
  2. Be able to update your profile.

Contributor:

This type of user will be able to post. But their posts will not be published directly.

  1. They can comment.
  2. Be able to update your profile.
  3. Be able to post. Posts will not be published directly, there will be pending. Edit or delete text before it is published; But once published, you can no longer edit or delete. Cannot add Media (image or other files) to image.
  4. See comments from yourself and other posts.

Author:

They will be able to post and the post will be published directly. This roll is commonly used in blogs.

  1. Be able to comment.
  2. Be able to update your profile.
  3. Can post, the post will be published directly. Can edit or delete published text. Can add Media to posts.
  4. See comments from yourself and other posts. You can delete, edit, unapprove the comments of your post.

Editor:

They mainly do Moderation work.

  1. Be able to comment.
  2. Be able to update your profile.
  3. Will be able to post, the post will be published directly. Can edit or delete published text. Can add Media to posts.
  4. Can delete, edit, etc. the writings of others. If there is a Contributor level post pending, it can be published.
  5. Create a Page. You can delete, edit, etc. of your own or other’s page.
  6. Can delete the category of the post or add a new category.

Administrator:

They can do everything. Editor level can work on everything as well as changing themes, adding or deleting new themes, Activate, Deactivate or Delete plugins etc. It is also the administrator’s job to control the widget, menu, etc., various settings, even the site content (posts, pages, users, etc.) to export, import.