Members is a plugin that extends your control over your blog. It’s a user, role, and capability editor plugin that was created to make WordPress a more powerful CMS.

It puts you in control over permissions on your site by providing a user interface (UI) for WordPress‘ powerful role and cap system, which is traditionally only available to developers who know how to code this by hand.

Plugin Eigenschaften

  • Role Editor: Allows you to edit, create, and delete roles as well as capabilities for these roles.
  • Multiple User Roles: Give one, two, or even more roles to any user.
  • Explicitly Deny Capabilities: Deny specific caps to specific user roles.
  • Rollen duplizieren: Erstelle eine neue Rolle auf Basis einer existierenden Rolle.
  • Content Permissions: Gives you control over which users (by role) have access to post content.
  • Shortcodes: Shortcodes to control who has access to content.
  • Widgets: A login form widget and users widget to show in your theme’s sidebars.
  • Private Site: You can make your site and its feed completely private if you want.
  • Plugin Integration: Members is highly recommended by other WordPress developers. Many existing plugins integrate their custom roles and caps directly into it.

Weitere Informationen auf der offiziellen Website des Members Plugin.

Gefällt dir dieses Plugin?

The Members plugin is a massive project with 1,000s of lines of code to maintain. A major update can take weeks or months of work. I don’t make any money directly from this plugin while other, similar plugins charge substantial fees to even download them or get updates. Please consider helping the cause by:

Professioneller Support

If you need professional plugin support from me, the plugin author, you can access the support forums at Theme Hybrid, which is a professional WordPress help/support site where I handle support for all my plugins and themes for a community of 75,000+ users (and growing).

Plugin Entwicklung

If you’re a theme author, plugin author, or just a code hobbyist, you can follow the development of this plugin on it’s GitHub repository.


  • Rollenverwaltung
  • Rolle bearbeiten
  • Content permissions meta box (edit post/page screen)
  • Plugin Einstellungen
  • Wähle mehrere Rollen pro Benutzer (Benutzerverwaltung)


  1. Upload members to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Aktiviere das Plugin im ‚Plugins‘ Menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to „Settings > Members“ to select which settings you’d like to use.

Detailliertere Anweisungen sind in der readme.html Datei des Plugins zu finden.


Warum wurde dieses Plugin entwickelt?

I wasn’t satisfied with the current user, role, and permissions plugins available. Yes, some of them are good, but nothing fit what I had in mind perfectly. Some offered few features. Some worked completely outside of the WordPress APIs. Others lacked the GPL license.

So, I just built something I actually enjoyed using.

Wie benutze ich es?

Most things should be fairly straightforward, but I’ve included an in-depth guide in the plugin download. It’s a file called in the plugin folder.

You can also view the readme online.


Since version 2.1.0 of Members, PHP 5.6+ is a soft requirement to use the plugin. The plugin will still work on PHP 5.3+, but it is not recommended.

When Members version 3.0.0 is released, PHP 5.6+ will be a hard requirement and won’t work on older versions of PHP.

Ich kann auf die Verwaltung der Rollen nicht zugreifen.

When the plugin is first activated, it runs a script that sets specific capabilities to the „Administrator“ role on your site that grants you access to this feature. So, you must be logged in with the administrator account to access the role manager.

If, for some reason, you do have the administrator role and the role manager is still inaccessible to you, deactivate the plugin. Then, reactivate it.

On multisite, why can’t administrators cannot manage roles?

If you have a multisite installation, only Super Admins can create, edit, and delete roles by default. This is a security measure to make sure that you absolutely trust sub-site admins to make these types of changes to roles. If you’re certain you want to allow this, add the Create Roles (create_roles), Edit Roles (edit_roles), and/or Delete Roles (delete_roles) capabilities to the role on each sub-site where you want to allow this.

Note: This change was made in version 2.0.2 and has no effect on existing installs of Members on existing sub-sites.

Hilfe! Ich habe mich aus meiner Seite ausgesperrt!

Please read the documentation for the plugin before actually using it, especially a plugin that controls permissions for your site. I cannot stress this enough. This is a powerful plugin that allows you to make direct changes to roles and capabilities in the database.

You’ll need to stop by my support forums to see if we can get your site fixed if you managed to lock yourself out. I know that this can be a bit can be a bit scary, but it’s not that tough to fix with a little custom code.


15. Oktober 2019
This is a fantastic solution if you want to take control of user roles, edit them to allow / disallow specific abilities and restrict site content so only certain people can access it. I tried a lot of similar membership plugins but this is the most effective and user-friendly option by some way. Thanks!
22. August 2019
This plugin, with its add ons, is a life saver. Probably saved me hours and hours of coding and works perfectly! Cannot overstate how amazing it is!
21. August 2019
I can edit, add and delete roles i wish. It's such a best plugin for wordpress user role management.
2. August 2019
Thanks for this excellent plugin that allows you to protect posts so they can only be accessed by certain roles. Ideal for private client-only pages. Thanks Justin Tadlock!
Lies alle 238 Rezensionen

Mitwirkende & Entwickler

„Members“ ist Open-Source-Software. Folgende Menschen haben an diesem Plugin mitgewirkt:


„Members“ wurde in 13 Sprachen übersetzt. Danke an die Übersetzerinnen und Übersetzer für ihre Mitwirkung.

Übersetze „Members“ in deine Sprache.

Interessiert an der Entwicklung?

Durchstöbere den Code, sieh dir das SVN Repository an oder abonniere das Entwicklungsprotokoll per RSS.


Die Änderungen sind in der Datei im Plugin Ordner zu finden. Weitere Information befinden sich unter hier online.