User Levels Explained

Here’s a link to the WordPress Wiki explaining the different WordPress User Levels.


In summary:

Each user can edit/modify posts and options for other users whose level is lesser than his own. The main differences occurr between levels 0 to 5; 6 to 10 have the same privileges but the difference is rank, i.e. a 8 could edit a 6 but not vice versa.

user level 0:
menu = * My Profile * View site * Logout
Can login.
Can see existing posts.
Own posts have (non-functioning) edit/delete buttons.
Can edit own profile.
user level 1:
menu = * My Profile * View site * Logout (ML: fixed to include Post/Edit)
Can post.
Can edit/delete own posts.
Can edit/delete comments on own posts.
user level 2:
menu = * Post / Edit * My Profile * View site * Logout
user level 3:
menu = * Post / Edit * Team * Options * Categories * Template * My Profile * View site * Logout
Cannot edit the template (ML removed from menu) .
Can add/edit/delete categories .
Cannot edit options (ML removed from menu) .
Cannot see team members login name!
Can promote/demote/delete lesser team member in the range 0 – (your level – 1) .
user level 4:
menu = * Post / Edit * Team * Options * Categories * Template * My Profile * View site * Logout
Can see team members login name!
Can edit options.
Can edit template.
user level 5:
menu = * Post / Edit * Team * Options * Categories * Template * Manage Links * My Profile * View site * Logout
Can edit timestamps.
Can edit links (default value).

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