Tag: wp_options table

How to Export and Import WordPress User Capabilities

Export Import

This week, a PublishPress user asked us the following question:

“I was wondering if there is a way for us to copy-and-paste roles and permissions over from one website to another website, so that we don't have to set up the permissions for each website we have to make.”

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Where are WordPress Users and Permissions Stored in the Database?

Db Permissions

Several of our PublishPress plugins allow you to control what users can do on your WordPress site. These plugins allow you to change user permissions via the WordPress admin area.

However, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. PublishPress customers often have questions from users about WordPress permissions and where they are stored in the database. This post is an introduction to those database tables.

One thing to note: although most people refer to “user permissions” or perhaps “user access”, WordPress uses the word “capabilities”.

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