Users can log in to your site and appear in post bylines or author widgets. User roles restrict which tasks a user can complete. This reference explains various tasks and the minimum required role to complete each one.
User roles, from highest permissions to lowest, are:
Administrators and Editors can add new users. Each site may have up to 5 Administrators.
Changing a user's role
Administrators and Editors can change another user's role in that user's profile.
User roles and permissions
This table lists various tasks users can complete and the minimum required role.
|Posts and pages||Minimum required role|
|Publish your own posts||Author|
|Draft and edit your own posts||Contributor|
|Draft and edit another user's posts||Editor|
|Add another author to your post||Editor|
|Add new categories and tags||Editor|
|Add images to a post||Author|
|View a list of all posts||Author|
|Draft a page||Contributor (website plans only)|
|Publish a page||Editor|
|Media||Minimum required role|
|Upload to the Media Library||Contributor|
|Site management||Minimum required role|
|Edit mailing addresses||Editor|
|Edit sidebar links||Editor|
|User management||Minimum required role|
|Add a user||Editor|
|Edit your own profile||Contributor|
|Edit another user's profile||Editor|
|Email campaigns||Minimum required role|
|View and download email subscriber lists||Contributor|
|View sent campaigns||Contributor|
|Pause an RSS campaign||Administrator|