I have recently become aware that I can no longer set the default new user role to Subscriber as I used to. It now needs to be set to Author or it comes up with a big red message saying:
User role must be set to Author for correct user permissions to apply!
Settings>General>New User Default Role> SET TO "Author"
Please also check your current user roles
Is this some change in the WP core? Or is it being caused by a plugin I'm using (e.g. social logins)?
Is it secure to have unknown users with Author permissions? I don't like it even though I have over 30 of them now and nothing terrible has happened yet.