ULTRA COMMUNITY | USER ROLES EXPLAINED

Ultra Community, the WordPress Community plugin: do you want to know how to set up the User Roles and how to create a new one?

We will go over this point in this article.

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USER ROLES

Inside the WordPress dashboard, go to the Ultra Community plugin and click on User Roles

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There are 5 types of User Roles that can be assigned to the community members. Each role has its own capabilities and options.

SUBSCRIBER – USER ROLE SETTING

On sing-up one is automatically assigned a Subscriber Role.

The default settings for this role are already set, but those can also be changed.

There is a User Role Hierarchy priority for each User Role. The higher the value the higher one can effect changes in the administration of the community. The subscriber hierarchy value is set at 0.

The hierarchy value range from 0 to 100. You can decide to change this value.

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A subscriber can do the generic actions to be an active member of the community as:

  • Users can create user groups
  • Users can control group privacy
  • Users can edit their own profile
  • Users can view other user profiles
  • Users can change the avatar picture
  • Users can change cover picture
  • Users can change password
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User Roles Capabilities

You can also set different actions for this User Role, for example, you can decide to approve each user after registration in automatic, send an activation email or hold for admin review.

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You can also set up the After Registration URL and After Login Redirect URL.

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CONTRIBUTOR – USER ROLE SETTINGS

This is a higher hierarchy compared to the Subscriber Role. Hierarchy value 40.

There are already specific settings for this role selected which you can change.

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You can select which other capabilities to assign for this User Role.

As the previous User Role, here you can also select how to redirect the URL after registration and the after registration email options.

AUTHOR – USER ROLE SETTINGS

This is a higher User Role. Hierarchy value 60 and much more capabilities.

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You can decide which other capabilities to assign this User Role.

Also here there are options regarding redirecting the URL after registration and the after registration email options

EDITOR – USER ROLE SETTINGS

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The pre-assigned hierarchy is 80. You can decide what you want to assign to this User Role similarly to the other explained above.

ADMINISTRATOR – USER ROLE SETTINGS

Finally the administrator settings. By default, the administrator has all the options.

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Those are all the Users Roles already set up. However one can decide to create a new User Role.

HOW TO CREATE A NEW USER ROLE?

So you want to create more options for your community and add more User Roles?

No problem. The plugin let you create new User Roles.

At the top right corner, there is a blue icon ” Add New”

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Once you click on it, you will see the following page:

You can find the new User Role just created at the top left, in top of the rest of the pre-existing User Roles:

You can edit anything you like, starting from the name, hierarchy, user role capabilities and the user role actions.

Save at the end and it is done.

Voila’!

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below or contact me, using the Contact Me page.

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