Understanding Admin User roles: Admin, Publisher, and Author

There are three Admin User roles you can use with your eCatholic website: Author, Publisher, and Admin. These are the roles you can use to build a team of people that can log in to your website and make updates. Let’s dive in!

eCatholic Admin User roles explained

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Admin User Role #1: Author

Author is the user role with the lowest level of access to your website.
The most important thing to remember about authors is that they cannot publish any changes they make on your website. Instead, authors are assigned a specific page (or pages) of the website that they have access to edit. Any changes an author makes are automatically saved, then submitted for review in the notification center by a Publisher or Admin.
  • Lowest level of access
  • Cannot publish content
  • Must be granted access to edit specific pages
  • Edits are submitted to Publisher or Admin for review
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Admin User Role #2: Publisher

A publisher has all the characteristics of an author except for one major difference: Publishers can publish the changes they make on your website.
So, like authors, publishers must be granted access to edit a specific page (or pages) of the website. Unlike an author, changes made by a publisher do not need to be reviewed by an Admin.
  • Can publish content
  • Must be granted access to edit specific pages
  • Can approve or deny edits in the Notification Center (for assigned pages only)
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Admin User Role #3: Admin

Admin is the role with the highest level of access to your website. Admins can edit all pages and access all items in the Admin Toolbar. This means that Admins can control site-wide settings like the design of your website and the homepage layout. They can add and delete other admin users, and can approve or deny edits made by authors.
  • Highest level of access
  • Can access all items in the Admin Toolbar
  • Can approve or deny edits in the Notification Center (for all pages)

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