Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 by Radostin Angelov. Filed under

In IT security, permissions are the consent a user or group of users are given to perform a specific action. In WordPress and user roles, the word Capabilities is used instead of permissions, though they have the same meaning. For example a user with an Author role has the capabilities (or permissions) to create and publish own content. Read the article Use user roles to improve the security of your WordPress.

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