Adding/Removing User Roles Capabilities In WordPress

WordPress – the content management system or actually a simple but powerful content management system which powers approximately 20% of the websites over the web. But do you know that WordPress offers each of users’ a capabilities based on the role they have been assigned onto. Whether it will be an administrator, author, subscriber etc, each got its own set of roles.

Say, for example administrator got the ability to perform all actions on your WordPress site whereas author got fewer capabilities to perform the actions and so on for subscribers. It would be must to have an active understanding on and while assigning role to each. If you are running a multi-author site, then there will an additional need arise say if you want to modify capabilities of certain users or create custom user roles for some.

Capability Manager

Understanding the different stances that each of the users has got its own level of permissions which allow it to perform certain tasks on the website. It is on you as an administrator to decide which role to be given to whom, or either to take some or all the capabilities from the user. In this article we will discuss on how to add or remove user roles capabilities in WordPress.

To start with you need to first install and activate the plugin name Capability Manager Enhanced. Once activated, the plugin will provide a simple way to manage WordPress roles and capabilities. With using the plugin you will be able to easily create and manage roles and capabilities.

Moreover, if in case something went wrong, the plugin comes with an additional tool: Backup/Restore tool which lets you save roles and capabilities before making changes and reverting them if something goes wrong.

Plugin In Use: Capability Manager Enhanced

A simple way to manage WordPress roles and capabilities. With this plugin you will be able to easily create and manage roles and capabilities.

Features:

  • Manage role capabilities.
  • Create new roles or delete existing ones.
  • Add new capabilities to any existing role.
  • Backup and restore Roles and Capabilities to revert your last changes.
  • Revert Roles and Capabilities to WordPress defaults.

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The Editorial Team

The Editorial Team at JustWP is a team of WordPress experts led by Karan Chopra.

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