What is the edit_pages permission in WordPress? #

The edit_pages permission controls access to the “Pages” screen in WordPress and also allows you to create new Pages.

If you have the edit_pages permission, you will get access to these two links:

  • “All Pages”
  • “Add New”

The edit_pages permission is essential for anyone that wants to interact with Pages on a WordPress site. Here are other Pages permissions that require the edit_pages permission:

Who has the edit_pages permission? #

The edit_pages permission is available on single WordPress sites and on multisite networks.

By default, the edit_pages permission is only given to Super Admins, Administrators and Editors.

Users not in these roles are not allowed to access the “Pages” screen or create new Pages.

How to control who has the edit_pages permission #

You can control who has the edit_pages permission by installing the PublishPress Capabilities plugin.

  • After installing PublishPress Capabilities, go to the “Capabilities” link in your WordPress admin menu.
  • Using the dropdown in the top-left corner, choose the role you want to edit.
  • Check or uncheck the box in the “Pages” row of the “Edit” column.

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