Documentation:WordPress Basics/Basics 2 Guide/userroles

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WordPress has five pre-defined Roles:

  • Administrator - Somebody who has access to all the administration features
  • Editor – Somebody who can publish posts, manage posts as well as manage other people’s posts, etc.
  • Author – Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
  • Contributor – Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish posts
  • Subscriber – Somebody who can read comments/comment/receive news letters, etc.

For a detailed look at the roles and capabilities, please refer to Roles and Capabilities in the WordPress Codex.