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An Overview of User Roles in WordPress1:34 with Zac Gordon
User Roles in WordPress determine what level of access you have to manage content and site settings. In this video we list out the five default roles and discuss what you will need to work through this course.
You will need an installed version of WordPress to follow along with this course. If you do not have one or do not know how to install and setup WordPress, please see these videos: How to Install and Setup WordPress
I'm Zac, WordPress teacher at Treehouse.
And in this short course, we're going to go
over the default user roles that ship with WordPress.
When you log into WordPress to add or edit content, or other aspects of the
site, you have one of five options for levels of access that you'll be granted.
Each level of access comes along with certain privileges
to manage the content and settings of the site.
The default user roles include
Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, and Subscriber.
Most sites don't ever need to use the Author, Contributor, or Subscriber roles.
But, most sites should definitely have an admin and editor account.
In addition to having a default user role that controls permissions, users
also have fields for entering information like their name, contact info, and bio.
Before we jump into the actual user roles, we'll take a
look at how to register users and edit their user fields.
You will need to have a WordPress site set up either online using
a service like Web Hosting for Students, or through a local WordPress install.
Some of this content will apply to wordpress.com sites,
but we'll be working with a .org version of WordPress.
So, if you're not sure on how to install and set-up a
WordPress site, please check out some of our other content before proceeding.
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