Website owners can use WordPress to manage the list of people who can edit, administer, or contribute to their site using a variety of user roles:

  • Site Admin (formerly Web Admin) — access to user management, site options, section groups, contact form recipients, and other/future admin features.
  • Lead Editor (formerly Web Editor) — edit pages and news posts, create new pages and posts, access calendar functions.
  • Section Editor — available when the BU Section Editing plugin is enabled, create and edit pages/posts only in sections where granted permission to do so.
  • Contributor — create new drafts, but has limited metadata editing ability and cannot publish.

When you make a change, WordPress automatically sends email to the user affected by the change.