WordPress User Roles

Your WordPress website can have one or more “users.” Users are assigned “roles” which give them a degree of access to the “back end” of your website (the dashboard and administrative features). Your website may have just one user who acts as the administrator of the website. Or you may have multiple users who help with or contribute content to your website or who subscribe so that they can have access to, for example, password-protected content.

Here are the available user roles for your WordPress site:

Administrator

An administrator has access to all the administrative features of your website. You must have at least one administrator – this is a mandatory role.

Editor

An editor is an optional role. An editor can publish and manage posts on your website, including the posts of other users.

Author

An author is an optional role. An author can publish and manage his or her own posts, but cannot publish or manage the posts of other users.

Contributor

A contributor is an optional role. A contributor can write and manage his or her own posts, but cannot publish them. The contributor’s posts must be approved and published by an editor or administrator.

Subscriber

A subscriber has limited access to the back end of your website solely for the purpose of managing his or her profile. The subscriber has no involvement in creating or managing content for your website, but has access to content specifically designated by you, for example, password-protected content which is not available to the general public.

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What is WordPress?

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a content management system (“CMS”). What this means is that, rather than coding your entire website like I had to do back in the dark ages, all of the coding has been done for you. You can simply log into your website through the “back end” and add content to your website, including posts, pages and images. It’s simple to use. You don’t have to have any special knowledge to use it. In fact, once the website has been set up for you, it’s not much more difficult to maintain than a Facebook page or other social networking account.

CMS has revolutionized the internet by making it easy for anyone to have an aesthetically-pleasing and functional internet presence.

WordPress is also an “open source” project. People all over the world have contributed their time, their resources and their knowledge to create a content management system that is free for anyone in the world to use. They continue to dedicate themselves to continually improving WordPress to make it safe, secure and efficient.

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Social Media: Does Your Business Need It?

If you think participating in social networking is a waste of time or “goofing off,” as a business owner, think again. It definitely can be a time waster if you don’t plan well. But, as the statistics in this video demonstrate, social media is an essential part of any contemporary marketing plan.

Today’s consumers don’t just want to be sold on a product or an idea. They want to do business with people and companies they know and trust. They want to buy products from people who care about them as consumers. Although the medium has changed, relationships are just as important today as they ever were.

As the world market changes and grows, we may not be able make our purchases from local, neighborhood stores as often as we once did. But with social media networking on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+, we can develop relationships with the people who sell us our consumer goods, even if they are large corporations or companies headquartered halfway across the world.

Social networking is all about relationships and gives you as an entrepreneur the unique opportunity and ability to connect with your consumers.

This video breaks down the statistics on social media use. It is not a passing fad. It is here to stay for a long time to come, in some form or another.

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