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Create or Copy WordPress User Roles

The PublishPress Capabilities plugin allows you to add to the default roles available in WordPress. You can either create or copy the roles.


How to create new WordPress roles

This option is best if you are experienced with WordPress permissions. If you take this approach, the newly created role will have no permissions at all. You will need to assign even the most basic permissions to this role.

  • Go to the “Capabilities” link in your WordPress admin menu.
  • Find the “Create New Role” box.
  • Enter the name of your new role.
  • Click the “Create” button.

If you check the “hidden” box, this role will not be easily available in your WordPress admin area. It will be available only behind the scenes for features such as supplemental groups.


How to copy existing WordPress roles

This option is best if you want to make a new role that is very similar to an existing role.

  • Go to the “Capabilities” link in your WordPress admin menu.
  • Choose the role you want to copy in the “Select Role to View / Edit” box.
  • Go to the “Create New Role” box.
  • Enter the name of your new role.
  • Click “Copy”.

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