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What are the Possible Roles for wp_capabilities in the Database?

There are only a handful of roles that can be found as meta_values in the wp_usermeta table, each corresponding to the meta_key of wp_capabilities.

Possible roles include:

  • administrator
  • editor
  • author
  • contributor
  • subscriber

What are the Capabilities of Admins?

  • activate_plugins
  • add_users
  • create Reusable Blocks
  • create_users
  • customize
  • delete Reusable Blocks
  • delete_others_pages
  • delete_others_posts
  • delete_pages
  • delete_plugins
  • delete_posts
  • delete_private_pages
  • delete_private_posts
  • delete_published_pages
  • delete_published_posts
  • delete_site
  • delete_themes
  • delete_users
  • edit Reusable Blocks
  • edit_dashboard
  • edit_files
  • edit_others_pages
  • edit_others_posts
  • edit_pages
  • edit_plugins
  • edit_posts
  • edit_private_pages
  • edit_private_posts
  • edit_published_pages
  • edit_published_posts
  • edit_theme_options
  • edit_themes
  • edit_users
  • export
  • import
  • install_plugins
  • install_themes
  • list_users
  • manage_categories
  • manage_links
  • manage_options
  • moderate_comments
  • promote_users
  • publish_pages
  • publish_posts
  • read
  • read Reusable Blocks
  • read_private_pages
  • read_private_posts
  • remove_users
  • switch_themes
  • unfiltered_html
  • update_core
  • update_plugins
  • update_themes
  • upload_files

What are the Capabilities of Editors

  • create Reusable Blocks
  • delete Reusable Blocks
  • delete_others_pages
  • delete_others_posts
  • delete_pages
  • delete_posts
  • delete_private_pages
  • delete_private_posts
  • delete_published_pages
  • delete_published_posts
  • edit Reusable Blocks
  • edit_others_pages
  • edit_others_posts
  • edit_pages
  • edit_posts
  • edit_private_pages
  • edit_private_posts
  • edit_published_pages
  • edit_published_posts
  • manage_categories
  • manage_links
  • moderate_comments
  • publish_pages
  • publish_posts
  • read
  • read_private_pages
  • read_private_posts
  • unfiltered_html
  • upload_files

What are the Capabilities of Authors?

  • create Reusable Blocks
  • delete Reusable Blocks (own)
  • delete_posts
  • delete_published_posts
  • edit Reusable Blocks (own)
  • edit_posts
  • edit_published_posts
  • publish_posts
  • read
  • read Reusable Blocks
  • upload_files

What are the Capabilities of Contributors?

  • delete_posts
  • edit_posts
  • read
  • read Reusable Blocks

What are the Capabilities of Subscribers?

  • read