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As a wordpress blog administrator, I create the user accounts.

What are the differences between these role types in wordpress?:
Subscriber
Administrator
Editor
Author
Contributor

I want to add user accounts that can write and edit their own blog entries, which role best suites this?

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You can find this here on the WordPress site.

From that page:

Summary of Roles
Administrator - Somebody who has access to all the administration features
Editor - Somebody who can publish posts, manage posts as well as manage other people's posts, etc.
Author - Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
Contributor - Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish posts
Subscriber - Somebody who can read comments/comment/receive news letters, etc.

You'll want to give your users Author privileges.

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Great thank you, exactly what I was looking for! –  Daniel Oct 1 '09 at 1:08

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