You might have seen lots of WordPress blog with multiple users. Some of them are editor, contributor, subscriber. If you are thinking to start multi authored blog allowing user registration and let them post on your blog, you will need a special plugin that can handle all the things inside. User Role Editor is such a great WordPress plugin allow you to manage all your WordPress users from single dashboard.User Role Editor WordPress plugin makes the role capabilities changing easy. You can change any standard WordPress user role.
You can manage/edit any users capability right from your User Role Editor WordPress dashboard.Say you can edit/manage/delete/add new capability of all users along with make them as Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber depending on your needs with few mouse clicks.(WordPress Help user roles & capabilities)
How To Allow contributor to upload media in WordPress:
If you want to make your WordPress blog as multi-authored blog, you will need to add capability as contributor.Default WordPress configuration do not allow WordPress contributor to upload images & media files on WordPress account, However you can allow them to upload images in their post.So that they can publish SEO friendly article along with relevant images.
To allow contributor to upload files in their post, you just need to install User role editor > Contributor > check the option at last(Upload Files). This will give contributor uploading file permission.So whenever user try to write their article, they can easily attach image files into it.
You can also give/revoke file uploading permission to any user.Go to WordPress dashboard> Users>Roles>Capabilities & give/revoke user permission from there.You can also create custom role created by your own along with appropriate permission.
User Role Editor Feature:
- Create, manage,edit,remove user capabilities from plugin dashboard.
- Best WordPress plugin to manage multi-authored blog.
- Create custom role for users.
You can try User Role Editor @ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/user-role-editor/
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