Not all levels of user profiles have the same Levels of permission to access the core area of Administration panel in WordPress. Understand the permission of users role can access which part in WordPress.
Any administrator of a blog is very anxious, particular at the beginning; about which level of user actually has which permission to do in his / WordPress blog.
User Profiles of WordPress along with levels of permission
- By default one profiles is Subscriber. These are users who can access private or content for subscribers only. Profile is ideal for sites where access is allowed only to content for registered users. No permission to view or edit custom plugin or Themes.
- Contributor is anyone who has the permission write new articles and modify them. Any new content is not published directly, but that requires administrator approval. No permission to view or edit custom plugin or Themes.
- Author profile can publish their writings directly. No permission to view or edit custom plugin or Themes.
- Editor is almost an administrator, has permission to manage posts of any other user. No permission to view or edit custom plugin or Themes.
- Administrator: That is like you! Can do anything.
Limitations of permission of user profiles in WordPress
- Contributer upwards can guess about the Theme and custom SEO Plugins combinations are in use from the Writing panel. For example, you might not want to show your are using Platinum SEO plugin; but there is no way to restrict the permission.