How to Add a User Role In The Members Plugin

With the Members plugin, it’s easy to add and take away special privileges for the default WordPress users or custom user roles. In this article, we’re going to show how to create a user role and assign those privileges.

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Creating the “Premium User” Role

For this example, we’re going to create a custom role for a “Premium User”, who will be granted access to see private posts.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Select Add New Role under Users
  3. Name your new role
  4. Select Posts under Edit Capabilities
  5. Grant the Read Private Posts capability by checking the box under the Grant column
  6. Click Add Role to save your new role

That’s it! Well done, you now know how to add a new user role using the Members plugin.

For Further Reference

If you haven’t already, You should also check out our full guide on installing the Members plugin and how privileges in WordPress work.

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Christopher Maiorana Content Writer II

Christopher Maiorana joined the InMotion community team in 2015 and regularly dispenses tips and tricks in the Support Center, Community Q&A, and the InMotion Hosting Blog.

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