What’s the difference between Administrators, Editors etc.?

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  • #393498

    cahockey
    Member

    What is the difference between Administrators, Contributors, Editors and Authors. All I know is that Authors can’t edit comments and Admins can.

    The blog I need help with is cahockeycoolstuff.wordpress.com.

    #393711

    mark
    Staff

    Admins can delete the blog. They can do anything they want.
    That is the most important difference.

    Note: if you add someone to your blog and you make them admin they can delete your blog. They can remove you from your blog. Please do not contact Support about this.

    #393713

    Okay, administrators aside what is the difference between Contributors, Editors and Authors.

    #393715

    mark
    Staff

    Administrator
    An administrator has full and complete ownership of a blog, and can do absolutely everything. Complete power over posts/pages, comments, settings, theme choice, import, users – the whole shebang. Nothing is off-limits, including deleting the entire blog.

    Only one administrator per blog is recommended!

    Editor
    An editor can publish, edit, and delete any posts/pages, moderate comments, manage categories, manage tags, manage links and upload files/images.

    Author
    An author can edit, publish and delete their posts, as well as upload files/images

    Contributor
    A contributor can edit their posts but cannot publish them. When a contributor creates a post, it will need to be submitted to an administrator for review. Once a contributor’s post is approved by an administrator and published, however, it may no longer be edited by the contributor.

    A contributor does not have the ability to upload files/images.

    http://support.wordpress.com/user-roles/

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