User Roles

WordPress uses a concept of Roles to provide blog owners with the ability to control what the users can and cannot do within the blog. A blog owner can manage the access rights of a user for tasks like writing and editing posts and creating pages, by assigning a specific role to each of the users. WordPress has six pre-defined roles: Super Admin, Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor and Subscriber. Each role is allowed to perform a set of tasks called Capabilities. Roles define the user’s responsibilities within the blog, instead of something “hierarchical”. The table below lists the capabilities that each role has. For Blogs@NTU, users may have up to Administrator level.

Role Capability Administrator Editor Author Contributor Subscriber
Read Posts and Pages Y Y Y Y Y
Delete Posts and Pages Y Y Y Y
Edit Posts and Pages Y Y Y Y
Delete Published Post and Pages Y Y Y
Publish Post and Pages Y Y Y
Upload Images Y Y Y
View, Edit, Delete private pages Y Y
View, Edit, Delete private posts Y Y
View, Edit, Delete pages published by other user Y Y
View, Edit, Delete posts published by other user Y Y
Add, Edit, Delete, View Links Y Y
Add, Edit, Delete, View Categories Y Y
Moderate Comments Y Y
Change a blog’s theme Y
Remove user from a blog Y
Change a user’s role Y
Access the “Settings” panel (manage privacy, permalinks, comments, etc) Y
View users that is a member of a blog Y
Import content to XML Y
Export content to XML Y
Access to “Appearance” panel (manage menu, themes, widgets, background and header) Y

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Adding User

This function is only accessible by Super Admins or Administrators. For Blogs@NTU, we would highly recommend you to let us add the user lists on your behalf.

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Change User’s Role

This capability can only be performed by Administrators. Please follow these steps to change user’s role:

User_Settings

  1. On the dashboard, go to Users -> All Users.
  2. Tick the box on the left side of user’s name. You can choose more than one user.
  3. Click on “Change roles to…” on the top of username list. Select the role from the drop down list.
  4. Click on “Change” button next to the list.

ChangeUserRole

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Removing User

This capability can only be performed by Administrators. Please follow these steps to remove user:

User_Settings

  1. On the dashboard, go to Users -> All Users.
  2. Hover over the username that you’d like to remove and click “Remove”.
  3. On the next page, click “Confirm Removal” to remove the users.
  4. Alternatively, you can remove multiple users at the same time by ticking the boxes on the left side of their username.
  5. Once you’ve ticked all the usernames that you’d like to remove, click on “Bulk Actions” on the top of username list. Select “Remove”, and then click “Apply” button to remove.

RemoveRole
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Updating Your User Profile

To edit your user profile, simply hover over your username on the top right corner of WordPress dashboard. Click on “Edit My Profile” to change your particulars.
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