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How to manage WordPress user roles
Apart from the main Administrator account, WordPress supports so-called users with additional privileges. Such users can access the dashboard, but their operations are restricted to specific options.
There are 5 types of WordPress users:
Subscribers: basic account type assigned to all website visitors who signed up on your website. They do not have any special privileges. A logged in subscriber can only edit her/his own profile settings. Contributors: can create new posts and approve comments.
Authors: users who can create new posts, approve comments and upload media files. However, a WordPress author can’t access the website settings and edit existing posts of other users.
Editors: these users can edit/create all posts and pages, add/remove media files of any other user.
Administrators: accounts with the highest level of access, they can edit any WordPress content items or settings.
NOTE: Before proceeding with any changes, make sure that you generate a full backup of your website. If you've created your site using Softaculous script installer, feel free to refer to this guide as well (step #4 – Backup software).
You can change the account type in the WordPress dashboard > Users section. In order to create a new user, click on the Add new option:
On the next page, fill out the following fields: Username, E-mail, Password, First and Last Name (optional), Website for this account and select the desirable role from the drop-down list. Once done, click on Add New User:
If you wish to change the role of the existing user, go back to the All Users list, check the user in question and set the new role via the Change role to... option:
You can also change the user role manually in the database via phpMyAdmin.