The Contributor is another term in WordPress glossary and let’s check their permissions and limitations within the WordPress website.
Who is Contributor in WordPress?
WordPress comes with a built-in user management system that allows you to create a single user website to multiple user websites managed by an administrator. Every user has its own predefined roles with own limitations.
The term Contributor refers to a user role in WordPress, having access to create, edit and delete their own articles but they cannot publish the article. They cannot even edit and delete their own article after publishing.
Contributor has the ability to write the content and submit the post to the admin for review. The admin will check the article and publish the post if everything in order or reject the article.
A user with Contributor role cannot upload the files and images but they can see website stats.
Contributor Role Limitations:
- They cannot upload the files and images.
- A contributor cannot create new categories but can create tags.
- They cannot modify their own articles after publishing and even posted by other users.
- A contributor can see but cannot modify and approve the comments.
Normally users with others roles have very limited access to a website and they cannot modify and publish their own content. Only administrator can access the full website data and can review and publish the articles submitted by contributors. This helps to eliminate the risks.
How to Assign Contributor Role to New User:
If you want to create multi-user blog and want to accept guest posts from other bloggers, you must enable user registration.
In WordPress dashboard, Go to settings >> General mark anyone can register button and change the new user default role to the contributor.
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