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Permissions for the Media Library

The PublishPress Capabilities plugin enables you to decide who can upload, edit and delete files from the WordPress Media Library.

By default, only Administrators are able to delete files in your Media Library. Subscribers and Contributors are not even allowed to upload files. You can customize these permissions for the Media Library and also the Featured Image box.

  • Go to the “Capabilities” link in your WordPress admin menu.
  • In the “Type-Specific Capabilities” box, check the “Media” box.

In the center of the screen you will now be able to control these permissions for the files in your site's Media Library:

  • Edit
  • Create
  • Edit Others
  • Delete
  • Delete Others

Here are some examples of how to use these permissions:

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