What is the create_users permission in WordPress?
The create_users capability allows you to create accounts for other WordPress users.
To use the create_users permission, you will also need the list_users and edit_users permissions.
If you have the create_users permission, you will see the “Add New” button on the WordPress “Users” screen:
An important thing to know about create_users
Fortunately, both the PublishPress Capabilities and PublishPress Permissions plugins will block this from happening. So unless you want Subscribers to be creating Administrators, I highly recommend installing one of those two plugins if you want to use create_users.
Who has the create_users permission?
The create_users permission is available on single WordPress sites and on multisite networks.
By default, the create_users permission is only given to Super Users, and Administrators.
Users not in these roles are not allowed to create new user accounts on a WordPress site.
How can you control who has the create_users permission?
You can control who has the create_users permission by installing the PublishPress Capabilities plugin.
- After installing PublishPress Capabilities, go “Capabilities” in your WordPress admin menu.
- Using the dropdown in the top-left corner, choose the role you want to edit.
- Check or uncheck the “create users” box in the “Other WordPress Core Capabilities” area.