If you’ve been working on WordPress for your websites or blogs, then you’re probably already aware of various roles that you can set up for your site members or team. With WordPress, you can assign several different roles like admin, contributor, subscriber, author, etc., depending on your members’ functions and responsibilities.

WordPress.org is host to a lot of amazing free plugins that will help you manage and define user roles easily and in an environment that’s free from distraction. And today, we’re going to highlight some of 2014’s best free user management plugins for WordPress that will allow you to alter, extend, and change the capabilities for different user roles in your site.

As always, we hope you’ll find this roundup useful and will be able to sort out your problems. Enjoy!

Multisite User Management

Multisite User Management

The Multisite User Management plugin lets you assign a default role to your users for each of your websites. Simply set the default role for each site and this plugin will apply it. You can choose to assign different roles for your website or keep a site private without assigning any role.

Front-End Only Users

Front-End Only Users

This plugin for WordPress allows your visitors to sign up as users on your website’s frontend. It’s fully customizable and allows you to personalize your website. You can use shortcodes to insert registration, login or profile editing forms on any of your site’s page. Users are created in tables that are separate from the main WordPress user tables so that they won’t have access to your site’s backend. You can also create different fields for members to fill out, and you can customize content based on their profiles.

Users Ultra

Users Ultra

Users Ultra is a user management WordPress plugin that’s ideal for creating advanced user communities quickly and easily. With it, building a talents community, model agency site, social community or any kind of user website is a breeze. You can integrate it in any WordPress theme and you can add as many fields as you wish by using the Fields Customizer Tools. What’s more, it comes with reCaptcha!

User Switching

User Switching

This WordPress plugin allows you to quickly swap between user accounts in WordPress with a simple click of a button. With this plugin, you’ll be instantly logged in and logged out as your desired user. It will really come in handy for test environments where you often log in and out between different accounts. It’s also ideal for admins who often need to switch between multiple accounts.

User Role Editor

User Role Editor

User Role Editor is a WordPress plugin that allows you to change the user roles (except for admin) with just a few simple clicks. Just turn on check boxes of capabilities you wish to add to the selected user role and click the ‘Update’ button to save changes. You can add new roles and customize its capabilities according to your needs, from scratch or as a copy of other existing roles. You can delete unnecessary self-made roles if there are no users whom the role is assigned to. You can also change the roles assigned to every newly created user by default. What’s more, you can assign capabilities on a per user basis, and multiple roles could be assigned to users simultaneously.

User Registration Aide

User Registration Aide

This WordPress plugin lets you require more fields when a new user registers. Not only does this help stop spammers, it also increases user management capabilities and services for your user base. All the new fields that you can add are also added to existing user profiles, but the users will have to fill them out first. Any new users will be required to fill out these fields if they are included in the registration process.

User Access Manager

User Access Manager

User Access Manager is a user management plugin that allows you to manage the accessibility to your posts, pages, and files. Simply create a user group, put registered users to this, and set up the rights for this group. The post or page will only be accessible and writable for a specific group. User Access Manager is handy for those who need a member area or a private section in their blogs, as well as for those who want other people to write at their blog in a specific area.

New User Approve

New User Approve

This WordPress plugin modifies the registration process. Whenever a user registers for the site, the user gets created, and then an email will be sent to the site admins. An admin is then expected to either deny or approve the registration request, and an email will be sent to the user whether they were denied or approved. If approved, the email will include the login credentials.

Members

Members

Members is a WordPress plugin that extends your control over your website or blog. It’s a user, role, and content management tool that’s especially created to make WordPress an even more powerful Content Management System (CMS). It’s the backbone of all the current features and future features.

Advanced Access Manager

Advanced Access Manager

This plugin is one of the best access control and security enhancement tools for WordPress. It’s a user-friendly and powerful plugin that gives you flexible control over your blog or multisite network. With it, you can control access to different areas of your site such as posts, pages, categories, widgets or menus. The access can be defined for any user, role, or visitor.

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