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[Resolved] Understanding the "Member" role in BuddyPress

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    I have intermediate experience with WordPress. Using version 3.5.1 and BuddyPress 1.6.3.

    I am having a difficult time understanding the capabilities of the role labeled “Members”. I say this because members are apparently able to create posts; it is listed on the grey toolbar for any new BuddyPress user. They can even choose post categories I don’t want them to have access to.

    How do I manage the Member role so that it doesn’t even give them the option to create a WordPress post? They may post freely within the BuddyPress components, but not create WordPress posts.


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  • that’s not normal maybe your general wp settings are making new users something other then subscribers? the default member role does not grant posting capability.

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    Renato Alves


    @tonewilliams When you say “post”, you mean post/activity, right? Or are you talking about “post” as in a blog post?

    i think he must be since he’s talking about the admin bar and categories

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    That’s correct, a blog post. My WordPress was set to default to a role called “Member”. I’m not sure how or why. I changed it back to “Subscriber” all seems well now. The blog post option no longer appears in the top bar. 🙂

    Thank you two for your help.

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