Each blog user will be assigned a role in the system, which will control the user’s access to features and tasks:
- Administrator: the main user in charge of the blog. This user will be able to change themes, add or remove widgets and plugins, add or remove users, and many more options, as well as normal blogging functions.
- Editor: able to read posts, write posts, and manage others’ posts as well as their own. Editors also have access to some features such as creating new pages and adding links that authors will not find on their Dashboard.
- Author: able to read posts, publish posts, and manage only their own posts.
- Contributor: able to write posts but not publish them; an editor or administrator will review a contributor's post and then publish it on their behalf.
- Subscriber: can simply read your blog and follow any posts and comments.
For a full breakdown of the roles in WordPress, please refer to Roles and Capabilities.
Allowing or restricting comments
- Before publishing your post, be sure to review the Discussion field near the bottom of the page.
- If you wish to change your default settings for comments, be sure to click the checkbox next to Allow comments on this post.
- Trackback and Pingbacks are slightly more advanced ways for users to reply to your post. If you want to disable these, be sure the checkbox is unchecked. Otherwise, they’re allowed by default.
You can also allow comments with moderation, which means that when a reader submits a comment, it will not appear until the blog editor has approved the comment.