Manual - Understanding User Roles


When administrators set up a new user profile, they are required to select a role for the new user. There are three levels of permission within Live Blog: Contributor, Editor and Administrator.



Contributors have the smallest variety of permissions. They cannot publish posts directly. They can submit as many blog entries as they like, which once approved by the Editor, can be made public. Contributors blog posts can be long or short. Contributed posts can range from a quick one-liner to a multi-item post, enriched with images, social media posts, video, and pretty much any other type of content you want from social media platforms and around the Web.

Contributors can:

  • View and access blogs to which they’ve been invited.
  • Write blog entries with embeds and submit them for Editor approval.
  • Save posts as personal drafts.



Editors have a much wider set of permissions. They have full control over the blogs that they have access to, even if it’s not a blog they created themselves, including inviting new team members and changing the blog settings.

Editors can:

  • Create new blogs.
  • Change settings of the blogs they are part of.
  • Archive or delete blog.
  • Add users to the blog’s team.
  • Write, edit and publish their own blog content.
  • Approve and publish posts from their blog’s contributors.
  • Save posts as personal drafts.
  • Reorder, unpublish and delete posts from the Timeline.



Administrators have all the same type of permissions as Editors but can use them more broadly across all blogs, not just they ones that they’re part of. Administrators are also responsible for setting up and adjusting the settings on blog Themes. Administrators have full control of users, including adding and disabling users.

Administrators can:

  • Manage all blogs (create, edit, archive, delete)
  • Create and publish any content.
  • Manage users.
  • Manage blog themes.
  • Manage free types.
  • Manage syndication.
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