Beyond the default roles in WordPress

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Who administers a Blog by using WordPress can add users and define their levels controlling what they can or cannot do in the blog. These privileges are called Roles. WordPress has already some default roles, they are:

• Subscriber: This is the most simple role for an user. The level for an Subscriber user is “0” (zero) and just allows an usuer to view a Dashboard and change some info in its profile;
Contributor:In this role the user can contribute with posts in the blog, but these posts will be moderated and will wait for administration approval. The level for a Contributor may be “1” which allows to view the Dashboard, write posts under approval, manage posts from your authorship and change info in its profile;
• Author:The users defined as Authors are free to publish and edit post without needing administrator approval. The level of an Author user may be from “2” to “6” which allow to view the Dashboard, write, manage posts from the author, upload images and change the profile info;
• Editor: Now for the users defined as editors, these can edit any post. The level for this kind of user may be between “7” and “9” that allows to view the Dashboard, write, manage post, categories, comments, links and change profile info;
• Administrator:The role of an administrator is the top one within the blog. The administrator has full control over the blog. The level of an Administrator is “10”;

The problem of these default roles in WordPress is that you don’t get to change individual privileges in each role or create your own an save it. Let’s suppose an administrator wants to set an user as contributor and the posts will wait to be approved, but the administrator wants also that the contributor gets to upload images. In the default Contributor role, it is not possible to upload images and if administrator puts the contributor in the next level, it will be possible to publish the article without the administrator’s approval and many other combinations not wanted by the administrator.

To solve this issue and get to set the roles beyond the default roles in WordPress, Thomas Schneider created a free plugin where you get more flexibility to set the privileges of each user, see the screenshot below. Click on the image to zoom it:

rolemanager

With the Role Manager plugin you will have more flexibility to set individual privileges for the users, and besides that you will get to create your own roles and give them a name and save them. See more information and upload the plugin Role Manager from theauthor’s site (inglês). I think it will be very useful.

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  1. aline BRAZIL Google Chrome Mac OS says:

    Obrigada. muito bom.

  2. Americo BRAZIL Safari Mac OS says:

    Olá,

    Esse post foi muito útil. Estava procurando um plugin para executar essa função e não conseguia achar! Ele não faz exatamente tudo o que eu preciso, mas já tá excelente!
    Obrigado por compartilhar conhecimento.

    Abs

    • Obrigado você Américo pelo feedback. Fico contente que tenha sido útil. Boa sorte na criação e gerenciamento dos papéis.

      Um abraço.

  3. Brands BRAZIL Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Foi muito útil sua informação neste post, principalmente quanto ao plugin.

    Gostaria de saber como vc resolveu o envio deste form por email no seu servidor (isto é caso sua hospedagem seja própria) pois não tenho conseguido capturar as mensagens do meu form corretamente pois o MTA (SSMTP) que tenho no Ubuntu não consegue pegar o endereço de email passado no formulário.

    Obrigado.

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