How to Use Capability Manager Enhanced
Capability Manager Enhanced is a plugin that allows you to customize user permissions on your WordPress site.
Capability Manager Enhanced does not add any permissions. Instead, it exposes the permissions that are provided by WordPress and by plugins.
You can install Capability Manager Enhanced from WordPress.org:
After installing the plugin, go to Users > Capabilities.
How to Change Permissions for a User Role
In this getting-started guide, I’ll walk through changing the permissions for one of the default WordPress user roles. If you’re not sure what the default permissions are, check out these guides:
- What permissions do Subscribers have in WordPress?
- What permissions do Contributors have in WordPress?
- What permissions do Authors have in WordPress?
- What permissions do Editors have in WordPress?
To start changing permissions, go to Users > Capabilities.
Look in the top-right corner for the user role you want to edit in the “Select Role to View / Edit” box:
Look in the center of the screen and you can either check or uncheck the box for all the permissions on your WordPress site.
You can either enter a checkmark or you can click the red “X” to deny these permissions. This image below shows an example of both.
Capability Manager Enhanced won’t save your permissions automatically. Click the “Save Changes” button to make sure your changes are applied.