User Role Capabilities

User Roles

  • Owner: the user who creates the blog, automatically has all capabilities.
  • Admin: a user who has access to all of the administration features of the blog.
  • Editor: a user who has can manage and publish posts, including the posts of other users.
  • Author: a user who can only publish and manage their own posts.

Capability breakdown

CapabilityAdministratorEditorAuthor
Overall User Interface
view ‘Settings’ in admin menu X X  
view ‘Your Profile’ in user menu X X X
edit ‘Your Profile’ in user menu X X X
Settings Screen
view general blog settings X    
edit general blog settings X    
view users settings X X  
Users Screen
invite users X A*  
revoke invites to users X A*  
view other users X A*  
edit other users X A*  
delete other users X A*  
Content List
browse all posts X X  
browse own posts X X X
Editor Screen
create new posts X X X
publish posts X X X
edit own posts X X X
edit other’s posts X X  
delete own posts X X X
delete other’s posts X X  
X – Yes
A* – Authors only

 

Owner Special Rules

  • There can only ever be one owner
  • Owners cannot be deleted or have their role downgraded
  • Owners have a single additional capability, to transfer their ownership to another user. If this is done, the owner becomes an administrator.