Members WordPress Plugin Guide Overview
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.
- How to Install & Activate the Members Plugin
- How to Set Permissions, Widgets, and More with Members
- How to Add New Role to WordPress with Members
- How to Manage Roles in Members
- Adding Users and Assigning Users to Roles in Members
- How to Use the Login and Users Widgets in Members
- How to Restrict Access to Content with Members
- How to Extend Members with Functions