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How to Add Custom User Roles to WordPress (Via Plugin & Code)

Posted by Torque Mag on November 29, 2021 at 1:05 pm
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WordPress user roles are super useful when you have more than one person needing backend access to a website. In most cases you’re likely to have, at the very least, multiple contributors. Regardless, it’s not necessary that each person who has access to your site have the same permissions. And that’s where WordPress custom user roles come into play.  Here, we’ll be discussing how to add custom user roles in WordPress and both with plugin-based and code-based solutions. But first, let’s take a moment to discuss the default user roles that come with WordPress and why limiting permissions is something you should consider.  WordPress Default User Roles When you first install and set up WordPress, you’ll find that it comes with a set of default user roles you can select from. These user roles are defined as follows:  Administrator — This user has access to every administration feature within a WordPress website. They can add themes and plugins and make site customizations (including editing PHP files).Editor — This user role has permission to access, edit, and publish blog posts by any other user. Author — With this user role you may write and publish your own blog posts. Contributor — For this user…

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