Editing rights

To be able to modify the content of your site, a user needs to have the correct rights given in Accred. Accred is a rights and roles management system and for us, the WordPress editor rights.

Below you will find the necessary information to understand and manage the rights of your WordPress website.

Summary

  • Each WordPress site is linked to a unit.
  • Only two possible rights: Administrator and Editor.
  • These rights can be managed through Accred and NOT through WordPress
  • In Accred the IT manager has the Administration right of the WordPress site. They can choose to give this right to others.
  • In Accred the Communication Officer has the Editing right of the WordPress site. They can choose to give this right to others.
  • There isn’t a difference between the Editing rights and Adminstrative right.

In practice, this means that in order to be able to manage a WordPress site at EPFL, a user must have a right. This right must be delegated to him/her by the communication manager (publishing right) or by the IT manager (administration right) of the unit to which the site is attached (≠ of the unit to which the user is attached!)

Persons who wish to manage/edit a WordPress site must ask the respinfo/responsible to delegate to them the right of admin or editor for the unit to which the site is attached.

WordPress Editor vs WordPress Admin

During the implementation of WordPress at EPFL, it was decided to distinguish two Accredited rights: WordPress Website Editor and WordPress Website Administrator. It was decided that the two rights would be similar.

As a result, people wishing to manage a WordPress site can indifferently request the right to an IT manager or a communication manager