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Each person who needs access to the WordPress Dashboard should have their own user account. This makes it easier to track who created or edited content, as well as giving you the ability to deny dashboard access to a particular person by deleting their user account.

WordPress has five built-in roles for user accounts. This site only requires two, as the other roles are more suitable for blogs and subscription services.


  • Create, edit, delete, and publish all posts

Administrators (Not Advisable):

  • Create, edit, delete, and publish all posts
  • Manage plugins and themes
  • Edit code
  • Delete other user accounts

Depending on who you’re creating a new account for, you should consider restricting their ability to publish to the live website or edit content created by other users unless absolutely necessary.