User Accounts and Permissions
The WordPress publishing system allows for multiple user accounts and administrative privileges. Your setup already includes a user account for the adviser.
User Account Roles
- Administrator: Somebody who has access to all the administration features, including comment moderation, theme options, widgets, galleries, and polls.
- Editor: Somebody who can publish articles, manage articles as well as manage other people’s articles, and moderate comments.
- Author: Somebody who can publish and manage their own articles.
- Contributor: Somebody who can write and manage their articles but not publish articles.
- Subscriber: Somebody who can read comments/comment/receive news letters, etc.
Add User Accounts
- Click Add New under the Users tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard.
- Complete the new user fields.
- Select a role for the user.
- Click the Add User button.
- Repeat for each user account.
Change Permission Levels
We recommend keeping permission levels as is, however, if ever you want to finetune certain capabilities, you can download a User Roles plugin. Follow the steps below to access this plugin that allows site administrators to set custom permissions for the various levels of users.
- Click on Add New under the Plugin tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard.
- Search for User Role Editor.
- Click the Install Now link just under the title for User Role Editor.
- Click the Activate Plugin link.
- Click User Role Editor under the Users tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard.
- Set permissions accordingly and click Update.