Rename WordPress User Roles
The PublishPress Capabilities plugin allows you to rename any existing user roles on your WordPress site.
Video guide to renaming roles
Text guide to renaming roles
- After installing the plugin, go to “Capabilities” in your WordPress admin menu.
- Select the role you want to rename in the “Select Role to View / Edit” area.
- Enter the new name for the role into the “Rename Role” box.
- Click “Rename”.
- You will now see a message that the role was renamed:
You may need to refresh your screen before your new role name appears in dropdown menus and other areas.
Limits to renaming roles
Please also note that is a visual change, but WordPress will continue to use the old name of the role for some behind-the-scenes tasks. For example, PublishPress Capabilities will continue to load the “Author Renamed” permissions at this URL: