Best 4 WordPress plugins for creating custom user roles and permissions

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When it comes to WordPress websites, one of the biggest challenges is how to manage different sets of users with varying permissions. Luckily, there are many WordPress plugins available for creating custom user roles and permissions in order to simplify this complex process.

WordPress user roles and capabilities allow website owners to protect their content, as well as giving the ability to grant access to different areas of the website. This can be especially useful for businesses who want to keep certain content or features exclusive to members only, or for private sites that need to restrict access to certain areas.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the top WordPress plugins for managing user roles and permissions. From comprehensive user management systems to private user membership websites, these plugins will provide you with the tools you need to properly control access to your WordPress installations.

1. WP User Access Manager

WP User Access Manager is a powerful WordPress plugin that makes it simple to manage user roles and permissions. The plugin allows you to easily create multiple user roles and assign custom capabilities to each role. In addition, it supports content customizations, so each user role can see different versions of pages and posts on the site. WP User Access Manager also provides granular security options, allowing you to decide exactly which users have access to specific pages or posts.

2. Members

Members is an easy-to-use WordPress membership plugin that allows you to create different user roles and manage permissions. Within the plugin, you can create custom roles and assign them capabilities based on the type of content. Members also offers features such as content restrictions, so you can hide posts and pages from conflicting user roles. Additionally, you can add access groups to limit access to content for specific users, giving you greater control over who can view your content.

3. User Role Editor

User Role Editor is another popular WordPress plugin for managing user roles and permissions. With the plugin, you can easily create custom user roles, assign capabilities, and customize permissions with an easy-to-use interface. User Role Editor is a great choice for those who need to manage a lot of users with different roles. It also offers features such as bulk editing and the ability to assign multiple capabilities to a single user role.

4. Ultimate Member

Ultimate Member is a comprehensive user membership plugin for WordPress. It allows you to create exclusive membership areas for users with varying access rights. The plugin is easy to use and provides a lot of powerful features, including customizable user roles and capabilities, setting up user membership circles and teams, and creating multiple membership levels. Ultimate Member also integrates with popular payment gateways and provides powerful security features to ensure that your membership website is well-protected.


In conclusion, finding the right user roles and permissions plugin for your WordPress website is essential for ensuring the security of your content and allowing only the proper users to access your resources. Each plugin mentioned here offers a different set of features and capabilities, so be sure to take your time and do research to find the one that best fits your needs and budget. With the right plugin, you can easily manage user roles and permissions for your WordPress website and create a secure environment for members and visitors alike.

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