WordPress user roles – All at a glance

Comparison table

authorizationAdministratoreditorauthorEmployeessubscriber
Create posts
Edit posts (own)
Edit posts (other)
Publish posts
Delete posts (own)
Delete posts (other)
Create and edit pages
Delete pages
Manage categories and tags
Moderate comments
Upload and manage media (images, videos)
Add, edit and delete users
Install, activate, deactivate themes and plugins
Change website settings
Submit contributions for review
Manage profile (e.g. change password)
Read and comment only (if comments are enabled)

All roles

Administrator

  • Manage all functions and settings
    • Create, edit, delete posts, pages, media
    • Add, edit, delete users
    • Install, activate, deactivate themes and plugins
    • Change settings for the entire website

editor

  • Manage posts and pages
    • Create, edit, publish, delete posts and pages (including those of others)
    • Manage categories and tags
    • Moderate comments

author

  • Manage your own content
    • Create, edit, publish, delete your own posts
    • Upload and manage media (e.g. images)

Employees

  • Create content but do not publish it
    • Create and edit posts (but cannot publish)
    • Submit articles for review (must be published by an editor or administrator)

subscriber

  • Manage profile
    • Read and comment only (if comments are enabled)
    • Manage your own profile (e.g. change password)

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