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2.5 Setting User Permissions

Setting user permissions allow you to create various access levels or areas for different users. For example, maybe you want an editor to only have access to specific areas, compared to other users or the admin which has access everywhere. Let's see how we can do that. To set user permissions, you need to go to Users first and see your entire list. Now I have the admin user here, which is used the first time when you create your WordPress site and then I have another one, which is an Editor. As you can see, this is what I have access to as admin but if I'm gonna logout as you can see that I have limited access. Also, some of the changes that we made to the left menu here are only visible for the admin, and not the editor. As far as roles go, let's go back and log out and log in as admin. Let's go to Users and add a New User, so we can see the roles here. We have Subscriber, Contributor, Author, Editor, and Administrator. Now more than often, what each role can do is not very clear. What you can do is use a plugin that's called User Role Editor. Let's go to Plugins add New and we're gonna search for User Role Editor. We're gonna install it, activate it and then when we go to Users, User Role Editor, we can change capabilities for each role here, which is very, very cool. For example, if you target the author, you can see what he can do and if you target the editor, we can see it has more options here and you can select all. You can reverse them. You can add a role. You can add capability, if you want. This is very, very good. When it comes to customization and setting user permissions, this is a great plugin to have. That's how you set user permissions. Now, coming up next, we'll have a look at some other minor customizations like changing the text in the footer or does a blank sum of the default widgets. I'll see you there.

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