There are four roles that you can assign to people who you want to blog with: Administrator, Editor, Author, and Contributor.
Important: Please be careful of the roles you give users on your site. If you add a user as an administrator, you are granting them full access. This means that she/he will be able to delete pages, posts, plugins, themes, etc…
Here is the process of adding a new user:
- First, hover the Users tab in the WordPress dashboard
- Click on Add New
- Enter Username and Email
- Click on Show Password
- You can modify the password here if you want. Keep in mind a strong password is preferable.
- Choose the role (See below for the rights of the different roles)
- Click on Add New User
Select the right role you want between these four:
An administrator has complete control of your website and can do absolutely everything. This person has control over posts/pages, comments, settings, themes, plugins, import, users – everything. Nothing is off-limits, including deleting everything.
An editor can view, edit, publish, and delete any posts/pages, moderate comments, manage categories, manage tags, manage links, and upload files/images.
An author can edit, publish, and delete their posts, as well as upload files/images.
A contributor can edit their posts but cannot publish them. When a contributor creates a post, it will need to be submitted to an administrator for review. Once a contributor’s post is approved by an administrator and published, however, it may no longer be edited by the contributor. A contributor does not have the ability to upload files/images.