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Choose the right WordPress User Role for your client

It’s a lot easier to mess up a perfectly good website than most clients realize, as they argue that as owners, they should have admin rights. Make them editors; make them authors; make them subscribers. Ideally, however, make them “contributors” and keep the core content safe – that is, however, unless you get them to understand what the role of “administrator” involves. It’s important too that they realize that fixing any damage they may do will cost you time – and cost them money. If they still want the glamour – and responsibility – that they get through calling themselves an administrator, then it would be wise to pre-empt damage by making a backup – and by stating slowly, as you hand over admin access rights, that big mess-ups cost big bucks, and little mess-ups can cost even more.

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Choose the right WordPress User Role for your client

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