The ‘Editing Minimum Role’ setting of the Advanced Grid Builder plugin allows you to specify the minimum user role required to access the grid editor from the front end. This ensures that only authorised users can make changes to your grids, enhancing the security and integrity of your website’s content.
To set the role, you simply select the desired role from a pre-populated dropdown box. The dropdown box includes all the default user roles in WordPress, making it easy for you to choose the appropriate level of access.
Understanding WordPress User Roles
WordPress comes with a built-in user role system that defines what actions each user can perform on your website. The default roles, in descending order of capabilities, are:
- Administrator: Somebody who has access to all the administration features.
- Editor: Somebody who can publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users’ posts, etc.
- Author: Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts.
- Contributor: Somebody who can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them.
- Subscriber: Somebody who can only manage their profile.
Each role has a certain set of permissions, also known as capabilities. For instance, an Administrator has access to all administrative features, while a Subscriber has the least capabilities.
Setting User Roles in WordPress
To set or change a user’s role in WordPress, navigate to the ‘Users’ section in your WordPress dashboard. Here, you can edit individual user profiles and assign them any of the available roles. Remember, the role you assign to a user determines what they can and can’t do on your website, so choose wisely.