Members WordPress Plugin Guide Overview

Posted OnJan 10, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Members is a user, role, and content management plugin that was created to give you more control over your site’s users.

Points of Interest

  • Users are people that have registered on your site. In WordPress, users are assigned a specific role. This role defines what the user can and can not do.
  • Roles are a way of grouping users. Each user on your site will have a specific role. Roles are a set of capabilities. Roles are not hierarchical.

    For example, the Administrator role is not higher than the Subscriber role in WordPress. You could literally give the Subscriber role more capabilities than the Administrator role.

  • Capabilities give meaning to roles. This is a permissions based system. They're a way of saying what actions a role can and can not do.

    For example, capabilities can be set so that Role A can Edit Posts, whereas Role B can not Activate Plugins.


  • Role Manager: Allows you to edit, create, and delete roles as well as capabilities for these roles.
  • Content Permissions: Gives you control over which users (by role) have access to post content.
  • Shortcodes: Shortcodes control who has access to content.
  • Widgets: A Login Form Widget and a Users Widget that will display in your theme’s sidebars.
  • Private Site: You can make your site and its feed completely private unless a user is logged in.

Below you can find all our guides on this plugin.

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