Using the built-in WordPress Roles and Capabilities system allows event website managers to create role sets and assign capabilities to users, allowing site owners to give control over their events (and attendees) to what’s called Event Managers and/or other team members.
But what exactly are WordPress user roles?
If you’re interested in using WordPress Role and Capabilities, the folks over at Kinsta Hosting just published a very informative article called, “A Deep Dive Into WordPress User Roles and Capabilities.” I highly recommend reading it, especially if you want to learn how to use the “Event Manager” role in Event Espresso.
What is the Event Manager Role in Event Espresso?
By using the Event Espresso 4 Capabilities System, website administrators can create a role dedicated to event managers. The “Event Manager” user can manage their events, but (see) nothing else. The Event Manager role allows certain users to log into the WordPress admin and can only see their events, transactions, contact list regarding their events.
General Users are Not Affected
What happens when a site viewer signs-up for an account or you manually add a new user in Admin Users Screen? The new user gets the username of his choice, a password, and a role which determines what they can view in the admin panel.