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.

Summary of Roles

The default bbPress Roles are:

Keymaster – Can create, edit and delete other users’ forums, topics and replies. Can manage Tags, and moderate a forum with the moderation tools. Has access to global forum settings, tools, and importer.
Moderator – Can create and edit forums. Can create, edit and delete other users’ topics and replies. Can manage Tags, and moderate a forum with the moderation tools.
Participant – Can create and edit their own topics and replies.
Spectator – Can only read topics and replies.
Blocked – All capabilities are explicitly blocked.

 

Detailed Breakdown of Roles

Keymaster

Forum Capabilities

  • publish_forums
  • edit_forums
  • edit_others_forums
  • delete_forums
  • delete_others_forums
  • read_private_forums
  • read_hidden_forums

Topic Capabilities

  • publish_topics
  • edit_topics
  • edit_others_topics
  • delete_topics
  • delete_others_topics
  • read_private_topics

Reply Capabilities

  • publish_replies
  • edit_replies
  • edit_others_replies
  • delete_replies
  • delete_others_replies
  • read_private_replies

Topic Tag Capabilities

  • manage_topic_tags
  • edit_topic_tags
  • delete_topic_tags
  • assign_topic_tags

Miscellaneous

  • spectate
  • participate
  • moderate
  • throttle
  • view_trash

Moderator

Forum Capabilities

  • publish_forums
  • edit_forums
  • read_private_forums
  • read_hidden_forums

Topic Capabilities

  • publish_topics
  • edit_topics
  • edit_others_topics
  • delete_topics
  • delete_others_topics
  • read_private_topics

Reply Capabilities

  • publish_replies
  • edit_replies
  • edit_others_replies
  • delete_replies
  • delete_others_replies
  • read_private_replies

Topic Tags Capabilities

  • manage_topic_tags
  • edit_topic_tags
  • delete_topic_tags
  • assign_topic_tags

Miscellaneous

  • spectate
  • participate
  • moderate
  • throttle
  • view_trash

Participant

Forum Capabilities

  • read_private_forums

Topic Capabilities

  • publish topics
  • edit_topics

Reply Capabilities

  • publish_replies
  • edit_replies

Topic Tag Capabilities

  • assign_topic_tags

Miscellaneous

  • spectate
  • participate

Spectator

Miscellaneous

  • spectate