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WordPress User Roles1:16 with Zac Gordon
When you get or setup your site you will likely have one of two types of access to the site: Administrator or Editor. The Administrator has full access to the site, including all major settings, plugins, and theme access. Editors only have access to content, however they can edit content from any contributor to the site. Plugins allow for setting up custom user roles so your WordPress site may vary slightly from the examples we show, however the general types of things you may or may not have access to don’t really change.
When you manage a Word Press site,
you likely have one of two levels of access to your admin area.
The first level is an admin and this lets you manage not just your content,
but the look and functionality of your site.
An editor is the second level and
they only have access to edit the content on the site.
Let's take a brief look at what it looks like to log in as both an admin and
When you log in as an editor, you should see something like this.
Notice that we have access to all of our content
as well as our profile information.
When we log in as an admin, we still have access to all of the same content.
However, we have additional access to control how our site looks,
as well as the general settings.
Although these are the most common levels of access for a WordPress site,
it is possible for developers to create custom user roles.
So, when you log in to the admin area,
you may see a set up that looks somewhere between these two.
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