Member Roles

The Members & Roles section of the Control Panel allows you to invite others to become members of your site so that they may help you maintain the site.

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Default Member Roles

As the Site Owner of the website, you have full access to the admin toolbar, have the ability to delete sites, and have the authority to add and remove users from the site. For more details about the site owner visit the Site Ownership page.
*To be a Site Owner your OpenScholar account must be linked to a HarvardKey. Learn about connecting your OpenScholar membership account to your HarvardKey.

As an Administrator of the site you are able to add/edit/delete any posts created by you or other members, and change any site configurations. As Administrator you have full access to the admin toolbar and can change the layout of the page, create taxonomies, alter the menu, add new users, etc.

As a Content Editor of the site you have limited access to the control panel. You are able to add and edit posts created by you or other members, but do not have the authority to add widgets or change site configurations such as changing the theming or creating taxonomy.

As a Basic Member of the site you have limited access to the control panel and may only add new posts and edit posts only you have created. As a basic member you do not have the authority to edit any posts created by someone else. You also cannot add or edit widgets, or change site configurations such as enabling apps or changing the primary menu.

As a Viewer of the site you have read-only access to private sites and private apps. You do not have any authority to make any changes to the website.

Updated: 4Nov16

See also: Managing Users

General Permissions:

  • Allow the user to change the theme.
  • Administer vocabularies and terms
  • Edit terms in group
  • Delete terms in group
  • Administer widgets
  • Edit existing widgets.
  • Add files to system.
  • Add rich media like youtube videos to system.
  • Edit files and rich media.
  • Delete files and rich media from system.
  • Grant access to the redirect field.
  • Grant access to overview content page.
  • Grant access to overview files page.
  • Grant access to overview comments page.

Posts Permissions:

  • Create post content
  • Edit own post content
  • Edit any post content
  • Delete own post content
  • Delete any post content

General Permissions:

  • Edit existing widgets.
  • Add files to system.
  • Add rich media like youtube videos to system.
  • Edit files and rich media.
  • Delete files and rich media from system.
  • Grant access to the redirect field.
  • Grant access to overview content page.
  • Grant access to overview files page.
  • Grant access to overview comments page.

Posts Permissions:

  • Create post content
  • Edit own post content
  • Edit any post content
  • Delete own post content

General Permissions:

  • Add files to system.
  • Add rich media like youtube videos to system.
  • Edit files and rich media.
  • Delete files and rich media from system.

Posts Permissions:

  • Create post content
  • Edit own post content
  • Delete own post content

General Permissions:

  • Allow the user to change the theme.
  • Administer vocabularies and terms
  • Edit terms in group
  • Delete terms in group
  • Administer widgets
  • Edit existing widgets.
  • Add files to system.
  • Add rich media like youtube videos to system.
  • Edit files and rich media.
  • Delete files and rich media from system.
  • Grant access to the redirect field.
  • Grant access to overview content page.
  • Grant access to overview files page.
  • Grant access to overview comments page.

Posts Permissions:

  • Create post content
  • Edit own post content
  • Edit any post content
  • Delete own post content
  • Delete any post content

Account:

Updated: 25Oct16

No general permissions or posts permissions given. A Viewer may have read-only access to private sites and private apps.