WordPress is now responsible for powering almost 33% of all of the world’s websites.
Its easy to use, plug and chug style management system makes it a great choice for bloggers looking to get the most out of their personal site.
But things can get a little tricky when you start adding other bloggers to your site.
While new voices and new ideas are important for keeping content fresh, too many users can cause problems.
As a result, designating roles is always a good idea when multiple people are involved. But glancing at the drop-down list can complicate things.
What the heck is the difference between WordPress user roles and admin roles, anyway?!
Not to worry, this post will explain it all! Here’s a quick guide to everything WordPress admin roles can do. (image source below)
What Can An Administrator Do?
An administrator is a user with the highest available access. They’re akin to webmasters for a site, with access into every nook and cranny of a given blog.
But with great power comes great responsibility. Increased access to other pages means that admin roles entail a lot more work.
A WordPress admin is a bit like a supervisor in that they’re responsible for the oversight of the blog.
They can add and remove users at will, for starters, delegating tasks and roles.
However, an admin is responsible for the general content of the site, as well. They’re capable of creating, editing, and deleting posts as well as comments.
So what can an admin do? Pretty much anything. They’re one part content creator, one part editor, and one part web designer.
If it sounds like a lot to handle, that’s the intent. Since the admin role requires so much responsibility, only give a user admin access if you really trust them.
An inexperienced user can undo a lot of hard work with a single mistake.
What’s The Difference Between WordPress Admin Roles and Super Admin Roles?
As we demystify one question, another pops up!
If you’ve searched for information about admin roles on WordPress sites before, you’ve probably come across the term ‘Super Administrator’.
So just what is it, anyway, and how is it any different than a regular administrator?
If you’re only running one WordPress site, don’t worry about it.
A super admin is a role given to someone overseeing multiple sites at once. They’re capable of doing everything a single site admin can do, as well as adding, deleting, editing, and archiving sites.
WordPress Admin Roles Explained
WordPress admin roles can be a lot to handle, so hopefully, this article cleared up some of your burning questions.
Of course, if it wasn’t quite what you’re after or you have some questions about creating or running your blog, feel free to reach out and get in touch!
I’m always happy to help bloggers get the most out of their site, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.