What are the different roles?


When a person logs into Church360° Unite, they will have a specific set of permissions based on the role assigned by their website administrator. There are five different types of roles and each role allows an increasing amount of access up to the point of full access to all features.

Note: Each role has the rights of the previous lower role and additional rights. For example, a publisher may edit content and visit any private pages when logged into the website. 

Here are the list of roles and their capabilities from least amount of access to most access.

  • None - may not log in to Unite.
    • Those who do not have the right to log into the software will only be able to see the public side of the website.
  • User - may log in to Unite and visit any private pages. 
    • Private content is determined by Publishers, designers, and Administrators.
  • Publisher - may edit the content.
    • A publisher can Add, Edit, and Delete pages, feeds, and posts. 
    • Also visible to this role are three of the six Admin bar buttons (Pages, Post, and Activities). 
  • Designer - may edit content and themes.
    • This role will see a fourth Admin bar button titled Themes allowing them to control the look and feel of the website.  
    • The primary reason for the role of Designer is to give someone access to the site without giving them access to the communication aspect of the software and full access to the website. 
  • Administrator - may manage themes and settings
    • This role will see the fifth and sixth admin bar buttons titled Users and Settings. The Administrators will have full access to all features of Church360° Unite. This includes the ability to send an email blast and text messages. 

At times Administrators want to give a user access to add, edit, delete some pages, and not all pages. This can be done by creating a group. The administrator can create a group and make a user the leader of the group. The group leader will have the ability to manage the pages of that group but not the rest of the website. 

One of the best ways to learn how roles can benefit your church is to create a second user for yourself with a second email address by using the Add User button at the lower right of the user panel. You can assign this user to different roles. Then set the role to none once you have concluded your testing and delete the user.

To assign someone a role:

  • Log in as an administrator
  • Click Users in the Admin bar
  • Select the name of the user by using the checkboxes on the left-hand side
  • Click the Change Role button.
  • Note: If you are unable to assign someone as an administrator, check to see how many administrators you already have and consider deleting or changing the roles of any administrator accounts that are no longer used. The version of church 360 Unite the church has purchased determines how many administrators the site can have. The standard edition allows two administrators, the advanced edition allows six administrators and the premium edition does not have an administrator limit.