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WordPress User Roles

Course Summary

The popular publishing platform WordPress comes by default with a number of different user roles. These determine how people are able to view, add and edit content on your site. If you work with WordPress, especially on sites with more than one user it’s important that you understand how these different user roles work. Check out our course on WordPress User Roles to learn everything you need to know about assigning and managing the correct user roles.

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    Course Syllabus

    An Overview of User Roles

    In this short course we’re going to go over the default user roles that ship with WordPress. When you login to WordPress to add or edit content or other aspects of the site, you have one of five options for level of access that you will be granted. Each level of access comes along with certain privileges to manage the content and settings of the site.The default user roles include: Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, and Subscriber. Most sites don’t ever need to use the author, contributor, subscriber roles, but most sites should definitely have an admin and editor account.In addition to having a default user role that controls permissions, users also have user fields for entering information like their name, contact info, and bio. Before we jump into the actual user roles, let’s take a look at how to register users and edit their user fields.You will need to have a WordPress site setup either online using a service like Web Hosting for Students or through a local WordPress setup. Some of this content will apply to sites, but we will be working with a .org version of WordPress. So, if you’re not sure how to setup a WordPress site, please do so before proceeding. 10 steps
    • An Overview of User Roles in WordPress 1:34
    • Default User Fields in WordPress 6:46
    • Super Admins and Administrators in WordPress 3:14
    • The Editor Role in WordPress 3:28
    • The Author Role in WordPress 3:44
    • The Contributor Role in WordPress 5:03
    • The Subscriber Role in WordPress 4:24
    • Custom User Roles in WordPress 4:32
    • Managing User Roles in WordPress 0:47
    • WordPress User Roles 9 questions

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USD 25

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1 - 4 hours / week

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