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What is the switch_themes permission in WordPress?

The switch_themes permission allows users to choose a new active theme for a WordPress site.

If you have the switch_themes permission, you will be able to go to “Appearance” and click “Add New”. From here, you can click “Activate” and choose a new theme for your site.

Activate Theme
Activate Theme

Who has the switch_themes permission?

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

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

Users not in these roles are not allowed to change the theme on a site.


How to control who has the switch_themes permission

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

  • After installing PublishPress Capabilities, go to “Capabilities” in your WordPress admin menu.
  • In “Select Role to View/Edit”, choose the role you want to edit.
  • Check the box “switch themes”.
  • Click “Save Changes”.
Switch Themes
Switch Themes

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