Adding Users To A WordPress Site

If you are an administrator on a wordpress site you have the capability to add users. There are five different role types, which are listed below, that you can choose to give new users. Here are the steps to add a new user, or list of users.

Adding a Single User

  • Log into the dashboard for your site.
  • Click Users, then Add User.
  • Enter their Lafayette NetID in the Username box at the top of the screen.
  • Select which role type you want to give them from the "Role" dropdown box.
  • Click Add User.

Adding Multiple Users

  • Log into the dashboard for your site.
  • Click Users, then Add User.
  • Enter a list of Lafayette IDs (each ID should be on a separate line) in the Usernames box under the "Add Bulk Users" area.
  • Select which role type you want to give them from the "Role" dropdown box at the bottom of the screen.
  • Click Add Bulk Users.

Deleting Users

  • Log into the dashboard for your site.
  • Click Users
  • Hover the name of the user and click the Remove link.
    • To delete more than one user, check the box to the left of their name and select Remove from the Bulk actions drop-down menu.
    • Click the Apply button.

Wordpress Role Types

  • Administrator: full and complete control of a website
  • Editor: can view, edit, publish, and delete any posts/pages, moderate comments, manage categories, manage tags, manage links and upload files/images.
  • Author: can edit, publish and delete their posts, as well as upload files/images.
  • Contributor: can edit their posts but cannot publish them. When a contributor creates a post, it will need to be submitted to an administrator for review
  • Subscriber: Subscribers only have the ability to leave comments.