Permission Levels: Administrators, Editors and Contributors

This article will explain the difference between the various permission levels in the environment. Please note that users outside of SMC are only able to act as Editors or Contributors.

Administrator permissions in the blog environment are strictly for SMC, and more specifically the web team to use. These permissions allow us to take on multiple responsibilities such as managing the users, posts, images, media library and oversight of all blogs. Administrators have permissions to add new users, update permissions for users, edit and create posts, upload images, review and post submissions from the ‘contribute’ feature and delete users from the account. According to WordPress, for an Administrator “Nothing is off limits

Editors have the ability to write and create posts, upload images, and edit existing posts of different users. In addition they have access to all posts, pages, comments, categories, tags, and links. Editors are usually main account stakeholders and managers of their specific blog environment. They make the majority of decisions of what content is best suited for their blog and manage any and all contributors.

Contributors are able to write and create posts and upload images, have no publishing or uploading capability, but can write and edit their own posts until they are published. With the addition of Chapman’s Community Submit resource, anyone can contribute a post to a specific blog, through for the most part contributors are selected members of the school, college or department charged with writing blog posts.

For additional questions on permission based roles within the blog environment, please contact your web coordinator.

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