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Rank Math Role Manager

In this knowledge base article, we are going to discuss one of the most amazing features of Rank Math, the Role Manager.

You may have started your website alone, but as it grows, you will have to hire help or outsource certain tasks to keep your website growing. When you get more people working on your website, it poses a significant problem. You have to give them access to your backend. But as you probably understand, giving someone else full access to your website can lead to accidents, disasters, and frauds.

To prevent that from happening, we created the Role Manager in Rank Math. It’s an innovative feature that lets you restrict Rank Math’s individual features for each user, depending on what roles you give them on your website. If you didn’t understand that, do not worry. You will understand once we get into the details.

To start using the Role Manager, hover over Rank Math’s menu entry in the WordPress menu and then click Role Manager in the submenu that appears.

Rank-Math-Role-Manager

You will reach Rank Math’s Role Manager. It might seem intimidating at first, as all you’ll see is a bunch of options. Here is a view that shows some of the options.

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To understand how Role Manager works, you’ll need to know the roles and the settings supported in it. Here is a list of all the roles supported in Role Manager.

  • Administrator
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Contributor
  • Subscriber
  • Customer
  • Shop Manager
  • Keymaster
  • Spectator
  • Blocked
  • Moderator
  • Participant

And here is a list of all the functions of Rank Math that you can restrict per role.

  • Setup Wizard
  • Titles and Meta Settings
  • General Settings
  • Sitemap Settings
  • 404 Monitor Log
  • Link Builder
  • Redirections
  • Role Manager
  • Search Console
  • Site-Wide Analysis
  • On-Page Analysis
  • On-Page Analysis
  • On-Page General Settings
  • On-Page Advanced Settings
  • On-Page Rich Snippet Settings
  • On-Page Social Settings

The way the Role Manager works is pretty simple. With each role, you’ll see a list of Rank Math functions that are enabled or disabled. Enable or disable the specific functions that you would want a role to have or not have. For example, an Administrator should have all the rights of a site.

Administrator

Based on those settings, Rank Math displays all the functions in the WordPress menu.

rank-math-functions

Now, if you decide to disable a couple of settings, for example, the Link Builder and the Redirections.

disable-settings

Then the settings will disappear from Rank Math’s WordPress menu as well.

Rank-Math-wordpress-menu

Using the Role Manager to Set up Your Website

As you saw in the example above, using the Role Manager is as simple as enabling or disabling individual features of Rank Math for each supported role.

What functionality you would want to give to a specific role would depend on how you operate your website, there is no right or answer there.

Saving the Role Manager’s Settings

After you’ve made changes to Role Manager’s settings, it’s vital that you save your settings. If you accidentally navigate away from the page, then your settings will not be saved, which could lead to all sorts of trouble. That is why it is important that you save your settings by clicking the “Update Capabilities” button present in the bottom right of the page.

Saving-the-Role-Manager-Settings

You’ll have to wait a couple of seconds, but the page will refresh, and your settings will be saved.

Conclusion

We hope that you understand how to use the Role Manager feature in Rank Math and how it can make your life easier. We believe using the Role Manager is easy, but if you face any troubles while setting it up, feel free to contact the support team. They are available 24x7x365 and will help you out with any issue that you might face.

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