How to Configure the User Role Editor Settings

Posted OnAug 29, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In the next step of the guide, we will take you through the settings of the User Role Editor WordPress Plugin, and show you how to configure them and change user roles, etc.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) Once you have installed the User Role Editor plugin, you can find the settings by clicking on Users from the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard.


Step 3) From the dropdown menu of Users, click on User Role Editor>.


Step 4) You can choose individual roles (Subscribers, Editors, Admins, etc.) and change their capabilities from a wide range of options, including whether they are allowed to edit posts/pages, activate plugins and many more permissions. Simply tick the boxes below. If you are unsure of what any of them mean, tick the box markedShow capabilities in human readable form to make it a little easier for you.


Step 5) You can add a new role to a user by clicking on Add New Role on the right-hand side. Add their user ID and display role name first, then use the Make a copy of to implement the capabilities of other users, e.g. Admin, Contributor, etc.


Step 6) You can add new capabilities to the already extensive list at any time by clicking on the Add Capability box on the right-hand side. Make sure you check to see if one already exists before you add any more.


Step 7) You can delete a role or capability at any time by choosing the Delete Role or Delete Capability option on the right-hand side, choosing and then hitting delete.


Step 8) You can set your default role for any new user by hitting Default Role on the right-hand sidebar and changing the role accordingly. Most sites are set to Subscriber, as you don’t want to give just anyone access to the important aspects of your site.


The next step of the guide will focus on How to Set the Options for the User Role Editor.


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