Developing a WordPress website needs a lot of planning and you must also define a plethora of tasks before tackling the WordPress blog or site. Primarily, there are six diversified user roles in the WordPress including Administrator, Super Admin, Contributor, Author and Subscriber. You must have a role at which you can manage the WordPress website. However, these roles are pre-defined and they also involve the certain things which you cannot do; it might be breaking rules and other lucrative tasks as well.

Similarly, there are many WordPress websites that have pre-defines capabilities using which one can assign it to the members of the website and within this post, we will going to analyze the specialization of each role.

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The admin is the one that have the authority to rule the blog or site. Administrator is liable to delete entire blog and they can even delete the comments and in short, they can ruin everything that is required to create the couple of things. What all an admin can do is edit, update, installation of plugins and themes, configuring widgets and plugins, creating and managing users and performing lucrative administrative tasks.




Editors are capable of managing and customizing the content of the certain posts and pages. They can also edit, create and delete their own posts. It is also noteworthy that they can also edit and delete the posts of other users. The categories can also be added, deleted and edited and managing the blog’s link list is also easy. However, there do not exists any role between an editor and author which is required, but these roles can be restricted using certain plugins.

The editors are liable to write and publish a particular article. They can also make the certain changes for the same for any editor and author on the site. This also means that the person whom editor role is assigned has all the rights except admin.



The author can play a role of a contributor as well. Author is well-known among all the people and it plays its role in WordPress just like it name suggests. Being an author, an individual can add an article as a pending review, write an article, save it under drafts and the most noteworthy fact is that they can publish what they write. “Publishing” means whosoever has been assigned as the author can publish their article at the website without any consent.


The subscribers usually have the minimum number of blog authority in contrast to all other users. It also enables Subscriber-level users in order to manage their own profile. However, subscriber level permissions are also worth controlling the unauthorized comments just by allowing the registered users to make the comments. The amazing fact is that subscriber role is best suited for all the users who wants to get registered to the your website and comment without entering any detail along with this the user can employ this role in order to elevate the special offers. In addition to his, the subscriber may also need surplus plugins and coding as well.



The contributor plays a vital role in contrast to a regular subscriber in the aspect that they can really compose the articles unlike any subscriber. However, they are restricted to publish and schedule the contents. A contributor is such that it can only make the contribution towards the website. The best thing can be done, if the contributor role is assigned to someone who really wants to contribute a site by adding the article. There is a plethora of privileges that can be availed for the subscribers. The user can also view the comments of an administrator panel and can add the new posts which will be saved as the drafts or for pending reviews. The posts can be edited.

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