WEBFI-WordPress-Beginner’s Guide to WordPress User Roles and Permissions

WordPress comes with a user role management system that defines what each user role can and can’t do. Knowing these roles is important as your WordPress site grows. In this video, we will show you the different user roles and how to change permissions.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

WordPress comes with 5 roles to choose from and you can view their permissions in the infographic below.

If you want to modify the roles, you will want to install the Capability Manager Enhanced plugin.

Then go to Users, Capabilities to modify them.

You can select the role you want to modify and check or uncheck the roles.

You can also create new roles if you want by naming it and clicking the create button then selecting the functions that role is allowed.

Related Links:

Role Infographic

Capability Manager Enhanced



  • Peter Raschendorfer on July 1, 2015

    thanks for the nice infographic

  • Soufiane Lahnani on June 26, 2019

    that's mean, I don't need to give my admin acces to a developer ? i can create a new role and give him the possibility to modify, add, edit themes and plugins. Is this right ?
    Thank you for helpfull videos

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