Setting Up Your Website Properly: User Roles in WordPress


I know that this is probably starting to get boring, but I will say it again anyway: WordPress is the best website management platform available today. No matter if you have a blog, an online business, or a simple personal website where you share the latest affairs going on in your dog’s life.

Okay, if you’re using WordPress for a personal site then there’s not much you have to worry about, but when it’s a business venture of any kind then the issue of security becomes much more significant.

Not many beginner users of WordPress know this, but the platform provides a range of user roles one can use when working with their site.

The default role is Administrator – it’s the one that gets created automatically during installation. Most people simply stick to it and never bother to create any other user accounts. Big mistake, and a possible security breach point…

Feel free to read my guest post at ProBlogger to find out how to handle user roles in WordPress properly … unless of course you can’t be bothered to take care of the safety of your site and its content.

Set Safe, Secure User Roles on Your WordPress Blog

Be honest here … What’s the user role you use for publishing and editing content on your site?

  • robin hallett

    Hi Karol, ok you got me thinking! I am wondering what role to assign someone I hire to make changes to my website design, access the css, etc.


  • Karol K.

    When it comes to changing designs, tweaking the CSS and other similar things, you don’t have much choice than to give the person the role of Administrator.