Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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

What are the differences between these role types in wordpress?:

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

share|improve this question
There is a WordPress StackExchange site winding it's way through the process at Area51. I invite any WordPress users/admins here to check it out and "commit" if you think it would be helpful. I did! – tomjedrz Jul 24 '10 at 16:49
up vote 4 down vote accepted

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.

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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.