WordPress 102: How to Add Additional Writers to Your Blog

Welcome to “WordPress 102.” This is an intermediate level blog series that is helpful to WordPress users.

We cover topics such as:

  • Guest-blogging
  • Adding users to your blog
  • Where to get free photos
  • Responding to negative comments
  • And more!

Please feel free to leave your questions and comments below (or more privately here). I look forward to talking with you!

 


Last week, we spoke on the benefits of adding multiple writers to your blog and how you customize their access.

Today, we will talk about how to actually complete this task.

Remember, the “User” feature allows your guests/editors to do some of the following:

  • Write, edit, tag, categorize, submit/publish their post as if it were their own blog.
  • Receive adequate credit for their post instead of having my name be the linkuntitled
  • Be directly alerted when receiving comments, likes and links to reply to instead of checking back on the post in vain.

And the different users are as follows:

 

User Roles Guide
User Can’s  Cannot’s
Administrator Everything

-Receives alerts for comments and likes on their posts

Editor See/Change/Delete any post, tags, categories and links.

-Receives alerts for comments and likes on their posts

 Alter the actual blog/website by theme, menus (I believe are included), adding/deleting users, or altering site themes.
Author   -Write, edit, publish and delete their own posts

-Upload pictures

-Receives alerts for comments and likes on their posts

-See the blog’s comments, stats and title of posts/scheduled posts but cannot edit them unless it is on their own post.

 -Access pages on the blog

-Edit/Delete posts made by other users

Contributor  -Receives alerts for comments and likes on their posts

-See the blog’s comments, stats and title of posts/scheduled posts but cannot edit them.

 -Upload pictures

-Publish their posts

-Access pages on the blog

-Edit/Delete posts made by other users

-Edit blog settings

How to Access the “User” Feature

  1. Go to the dashboard of your website/blog.  (for me, it’s thoughtfulmindsunited.com/dashboard)
  2. Click “Users” on the left side bar. (Under “Appearance”)
  3. Click “Invite New”
  4. Insert the desired person’s email. (You can enter multiple email addresses as long as a comma is after each one)
  5. Choose the desired role from the dropdown
  6. Insert the text you’d like sent to their email

Example

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Changing Roles

You can easily change the role of a writer. Here is how to do it!

  1. Go to the dashboard of your website/blog.  (for me, it’s thoughtfulmindsunited.com/dashboard)
  2. Click “Users” on the left side bar. (Under “Appearance”)
  3. Click “All Users”
  4. Select/Check-Mark the User you’d like to edit
  5. Adjust the “Change Role To” drop-down to the desired role
  6. Click the “Change” button

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Have questions about this feature or blogging in general? Leave them here or in the comments!

I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂

Previously: Adding Authors to Your Blog and How Does it Work?

Next Time: How to Schedule Your Blog Posts

 

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