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bbPress User Roles and Capabilities

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bbPress comes built in with user Roles that give the website owner the ability to tailor user access to their website. This page details the bbPress capabilities that each role has.

You manage bbPress users roles in the same way you manage WordPress user roles. (/wp-admin/users.php)

Under the hood details of the roles and capabilities introduced with bbPress 2.2 can be read here.
(bbPress user Roles can be found in /includes/core/capabilities.php)

For more general information on WordPress Roles and Capabilities, refer to the guide in the WordPress Codex.

For advanced editing of bbPress User Roles checkout @JJJ‘s plugin by Advanced user capability editing for bbPress.

Summary of Roles

The default bbPress Roles are:

Detailed Breakdown of Roles


Keymaster

Forum Capabilities

Topic Capabilities

Reply Capabilities

Topic Tag Capabilities

Miscellaneous


Moderator

Forum Capabilities

Topic Capabilities

Reply Capabilities

Topic Tags Capabilities

Miscellaneous


Participant

Forum Capabilities

Topic Capabilities

Reply Capabilities

Topic Tag Capabilities

Miscellaneous


Spectator

Miscellaneous