Each team member
There are six groups or classifications of web site visitors - You can use as many or as few of them as you want:
- Public (non authenticated)
The last five have a login which allows them advanced access to site features and editing rights. They can also customize the way the site looks, by customizing their profile.
If you have only a simple website and the website will be available only to the public and you will be the only one editing it, you would use only Public & Administrator (otherwise known as Web Master).
However, in a larger organization such as a church, you can have various leaders responsible for the various aspects of the website.
Public may view pages that are available to the public. They do not have to log-in to see the public pages. They may not view members-only pages and may not make submissions of information. The site design will default to the choice made by the administrator.
Guests may view member's only pages, but will not have the ability to have their own profile settings or vary the design layout for themselves. They are not able to make updates or changes.
A church may use the guest profile temporarily as they are adding new members to their membership list, or to individuals / friends of the church who are needing to view members-only pages, but would not be added to the church directory.
May view members-only areas of the website, including membership directory, set their own preferences and profile.
- Have the ability to set their own preferences and own profile.
- May view a Member directory, Photo Gallery, Calendar of Events, and other such modules that can be marked "members only".
- May view areas of the website that are not available to public.
In addition to the items mentioned above, Authors have the ability to submit pages or events which must then be approved by an editor or administrator. They cannot make revisions to existing pages or events.
Editors have all of the functions mentioned above, but also have the ability to edit the site content and pages for areas of the site for which they have been given control. They may approve the submissions from "authors" for areas under their control.
The Administrator has unlimited access and ability within the entire system. There should be very few Administrator accounts in the system, unless the additional person should have absolute access to all aspects of the website.