November 20, 2007
Every blog on Blogactiv can easily be set up to publish posts by as many users as you want.
In order to have a multi-user blog, first create a blog as described here, if you haven’t already done so
As the first user, you will automatically be the administrator for the blog, which means that you have access to all the blog’s administration features.
Once set up, you can start adding new users to your blog. Each user must first sign up using the “Create Your Blog” button. They can create their own blog, of course, but if all they want to do is join yours, they should select “Just a username, please” at the bottom of the first signup page.
Now you have to add them to your blog:
- Log in.
- Click on “Users“, then “Authors and Users”. Scroll down to where it says “Add User From Community”.
- Enter the e-mail address for the new user.
- You are asked to give the new user one of five pre-defined roles: Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor or Subscriber. Each of the roles will allow the user a different set of so-called capabilities:
- Administrator – Somebody who has access to all the administration features
- Editor – Somebody who can publish posts, manage posts as well as manage other people’s posts, etc.
- Author – Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
- Contributor – Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish them (i.e., they need to be approved by an editor or Administrator)
- Subscriber – Somebody who can read comments/comment/receive news letters, etc.
Typically, you’ll want to make a new contributor to your blog either author or editor. More information on user roles can be found on wordpress.org.blogmanager