How to prevent authors and guest bloggers from deleting their own posts
A few days ago I received an interesting question from one of my readers ... He was looking for a simple method of preventing authors from deleting their own posts ...
Needless to say, there is a solution ...
But, let's start with the basics ... Wordpress comes with a powerful and easy-to-use user role management system. Each registered user is assigned a user role, and of course, each role comes with different rights and permissions. A few months ago I already published a short, basic tutorial on this topic. If you haven't seen it yet, here it is again:
And if you are running a multi-author blog, you'll have to use/assign the Author role in order to allow certain users to write and publish posts on your site.
But here's the thing ... By default, users with the author user role can delete their own posts! Even when these posts are already published ... And obviously, as a site owner, you may want to prevent authors from doing that.
As I said, there is a solution. You'll have to "modify" the default author user role in order to change its permissions.
So I've decided to create a short tutorial where I will show you how to easily prevent authors from deleting their own posts on your Wordpress website.
Here it is: