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Managing User Accounts

Site managers have the ability to manage the user accounts on their site by adding and updating user roles, and by cancelling user accounts.

User Roles

Anyone who visits your website is considered a user. There are typically two groups of users:

  • Anonymous users - Users who are not logged in
  • Authenticated users - Users who are logged in

Users on your site can be also be assigned a user role by site managers. A user role defines a group of users that have certain additional privileges as defined in user permissions. There are currently three user roles on sites:

  • contributor (least access)
  • site editor
  • site manager (most access)

This table represent the different types of user roles and their permissions.

User Roles Permission Comparison

Permission
Contributor
Site Editor
Site Manager
Add Basic Page ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Add Event ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Add Event Series ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Add News ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Add Person ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Add Media ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit Basic Page ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit Event ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit Event Series ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit News ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit Person ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit Media ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit in Full HTML text format ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Delete Basic Page   ✔️ ✔️
Delete Event   ✔️ ✔️
Delete Event Series   ✔️ ✔️
Delete News   ✔️ ✔️
Delete Person   ✔️ ✔️
Delete Media     ✔️
Delete Own Basic Page ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Delete Own Event ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Delete Own Event Series ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Delete Own News ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Delete Own Person ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Delete Own Media ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Unpublished Basic Page ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Unpublished Event ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Unpublished Event Series ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Unpublished News ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Unpublished Person ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Unpublished Paragraph   ✔️ ✔️
View Revisions ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Revert and Delete Revisions   ✔️ ✔️
Edit Main Menu ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit Local Footer     ✔️
Edit Page URLs   ✔️ ✔️
Manage URL Aliases and Redirects     ✔️
Manage Taxonomies   ✔️ ✔️
Manage Users     ✔️
Manage Events Importer     ✔️
Manage Person Importer     ✔️
Manage Site Settings     ✔️
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