WordPress Question: How Can You Set Up Customized User Roles?

WordPress Question: How Can You Set Up Customized User Roles?

Create custom user profiles on a WordPress siteOur WordPress Question and Answer sessions continue this week. We’re asking WPMU readers to tell us about a tricky WordPress problem they’re trying to solve.

The most interesting questions we receive will be published here on the blog, and the author will receive a three month membership at WPMU DEV, free of charge. Please submit your own WordPress question for your chance to win.

Today’s WordPress question was submitted by a WPMU reader named Andrew.

Is it possible to create a customized user profile on a WordPress site, where the site owner can specify what each user does and does not have access to? For example:

  • An administrator profile that does not allow access to page and post editing, or…
  • A content creator profile that does not allow access to the admin functions in WordPress dashboard

Instead of relying on the standard WordPress User Roles (contributor, author, editor etc.), is it possible to create my own?


Over to you, WordPress ninjas! Does anyone have a suggestion for Andrew? Have you ever tried something similar?

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