WordPress User Roles Explained With Table

Featured Image

I hope I’m not the only one who got a little bit confused when WordPress created a user role “Contributor”. My first question was, what’s the difference in privileges between a contributor and an author?

I made this table that compares privileges of different WordPress user roles (Administrator, Editor, Author and Contributor), I hope it helps you!


About Toni Anicic

eCommerce Consultant

SEO. Professional gaming. Home-brewed beer. Magento Certified Solution Specialist.

Read more posts by Toni / Visit Toni's profile

1 comment

  1. Really useful, thanks! WordPress should have this table built into it 🙂

    I didn’t realise there was an option where people could edit posts but not be able to publish them without approval.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <s> <strike> <strong>. You may use following syntax for source code: <pre><code>$current = "Inchoo";</code></pre>.