Adding a User to a Blog Site

Issue/Question

How do I add a user to my blog site?

Environment

  • WKU WordPress Blog server

Resolution

  1. Login to your blog's administrative dashboard, you should be able to add '/wp-admin' to the end of your blog URL. See below for an example.  
    • Example, http://name_of_your_site.blog.wku.edu/wp-admin
  2. Hover over My Sites in the top menu bar, and select the site for which you would like to add a user.
  3. In the left hand side menu, hover over Users and select Add WKU NetID Authenticated User.
    Note: Add WKU NetID Authenticated User is the recommend and supported method for adding new users.
  4. Fill out the following information, accordingly.
    • NetID (required) - the user's NetID
    • Role - pick one of the desired roles, described below
      • Subscriber - somebody who can only manage their profile
      • Editor - somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of other users
      • Contributor - somebody who can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them
      • Author - somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
      • Administrator - somebody who has access to all the administration features within a single site
    • Skip Confirmation Email - check this to not send a notification email to the user being added. We recommend checking this option, but it is not necessary
  5. When you have completed filling in the necessary information, click the Add New User button.
    • You should receive the message:
      Just created user [NetID] as [Role] for site.
  6. If you get the message:
    Could not create a new Wordpress account because the directory username NETID is already registered on this site
    the account already exists on blog.wku.edu. It will need to be added as an existing user:
    • In the left hand side menu, under Users, select Add New.
    • Enter the NetID or email address in the Add Existing User section. The user's name should show up as you are typing it.
    • Add the appropriate Role as above.
    • Click Add Existing User.

 Note: If you do not see a success message, make sure the NetID/email address is correct and try again. If you continue to experience trouble, please make note of the error message and contact the ITS Service Desk.

Details

Article ID: 1989
Created
Thu 2/11/16 3:43 PM
Modified
Fri 7/17/20 9:42 AM