Ever wish there were a user role between Administrator and Editor?
Perhaps you built a website for a client. You want your client to be able to have some control over their site, but not so much control that they could potentially break the site (trust me, it’s happened many times).
Well, now you can use Webmater User Role plugin to create that user role that sits just between an Administrator and Editor.
What Webmaster User Role Does
In a standard WordPress install, you have 5 user roles:
- Subscriber – only has access to manage their profile
- Contributor – can write posts, but not publish them
- Author – can write and publish their own posts
- Editor – can publish and manage all posts, including those of other users
- Administrator – has complete access to the site
If you are using Multisite, there is also a Super Admin who has access to all sites across the network. (Learn more about User Roles & Capabilities).
Obviously, there is a big gap between what an Editor can do and an Administrator.
So Webmaster User Role creates a new user role called Admin.
The new Admin user role has all capabilities of an Administrator, except they can’t:
- Access the Settings menu
- Access the Plugins menu
- Access Tools menu
- Access the Users menu
- Install Themes
- Change Themes
- Access The Appearance Editor
- Update WP Core
That’s just in the free version.
In the pro version of the plugin, the Administrator can change what the Admin has access to.
For instance, maybe the Admin should be allowed to install plugins. Or should be able to create and edit users.
There is even support for a number of third party plugins. So I can give the Admin user access to Yoast if I wish, or remove access.
I’ve included a screenshot below showing the differences between the free version and pro version. Either click the image to enlarge, or click here to visit the Webmaster User Role website.
Who Should Use Webmaster User Role
I recommend this plugin to anyone who either builds or manages WordPress sites for clients.
You obviously want to give your client control over their site, but there are some clients who may accidentally damage the site.
As the Webmaster User Role’s tagline goes, “Protect your site from clients and users who know just enough to be dangerous.”
How To Get Webmaster User Role
You can download the free version from the WordPress repository here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/webmaster-user-role/
Or you can get the pro version for a single site for $39 at the Tyler Digital website: http://tylerdigital.com/products/webmaster-user-role/