WordPress user roles give you the ability to control who can do what on your website. The Breakdance Builder plugin allows you to take that a step further by giving your clients the ability to edit content without having access to page design. This means that your clients can focus on the data and media on site pages without worrying about messing up a design.
A client isn't trying to mess up a design intentionally, but they may not be aware of the consequences of their actions. For example, they may not know that adding a new row to a table can throw off the entire layout of a page. With Breakdance, they don't have to worry about this because they can only edit content.
By assigning a user role with certain permissions in WordPress + Breakdance, you can ensure that your clients can only edit content and not mess with any of the design aspects of your website. This is great for clients that want to tweak content without having to worry about messing things up.
What Are WordPress User Roles?
WordPress user roles give you the ability to control who can do what on your website. There are five default user roles in WordPress: Super Admin, Administrator, Editor, Author, and Contributor. Each user role has its own set of capabilities that allow users to perform certain tasks on a WordPress site.
Breakdance allows you to take that a step further by giving your clients the ability to edit content through permission levels across these roles.
Default User Roles in WordPress
As we mentioned, there are five default user roles in WordPress: Super Admin, Administrator, Editor, Author, and Contributor. Each user role has its own set of capabilities that allow users to perform certain tasks on a WordPress site.
Super Admin: This is the most powerful user role in WordPress. A super admin has access to all the features and functionality of a WordPress site. This user role is typically reserved for website owners and developers.
Administrator: An administrator has complete access to all the features and settings of a WordPress site. This user role can add, edit, and delete any content on a WordPress site. They can also manage users, install plugins, and change theme settings.
Editor: An editor can add, edit, and delete any content on a WordPress site. They can also manage users and moderate comments. However, they cannot install plugins or change theme settings.
Author: An author can add, edit, and delete their own content on a WordPress site. They cannot publish content written by other users, but they can submit content for review by an editor.
Contributor: A contributor can add, edit, and delete their own content on a WordPress site. However, their content must be approved by an editor before it is published.
Give Users Edit Content Access in Breakdance
To give a user edit content access in Breakdance, you need to set their WordPress user role to Administrator, Editor, or Author. This will give them access to the content editing interface in Breakdance. We'll assign edit permissions to those with the editor role and create and assign that role to a new WordPress user
1. Log in to your WordPress site and go to the Breakdance Builder plugin settings page.
2. Select the "User Access" tab
3. Select the user role that you want to give edit content access to in the "User Roles" section. In this example, we'll select "Editor". Assign them the "Edit Content" role.
4. Click on the "Save Settings" button to save your changes.
5. Now, go to the WordPress Users page and create a new user with the role of "Editor".
6. Log out of your WordPress site and log in as the new user.
7. Navigate to the page you want to edit and click on the "Edit in Breakdance" button.
8. You should now see the content editing interface. From here, you can edit the content on your WordPress site without having to worry about messing up the design. This user only has access to content, so they can't accidentally delete a plugin or change the theme.
Now that you know how to give your clients content editing access with Breakdance, you can rest assured that they won't accidentally break your WordPress site. This is a great way to allow them to edit content without having to worry about the design of your site. Rest assured, your clients will be glad to have this content editing capability. And, you'll be happy to know that your WordPress site is safe from accidental breakage. If you want to learn more about Breakdance, be sure to check out our documentation. Thanks for reading!