Add a new user to your siteVenessa Matthee
How to add a user to my site
- Log into your website via your admin login. (for Compu-Tweak clients there will be a link at the bottom of your website – Admin Login)
- This will take you to your websites backend dashboard.
- Navigate to Users on your left hand side and click on add new.
- Here you need to fill in all required fields.
- If you are suppling a password and the strength is not high please tick the box stating Confirm use of weak password.
- Select whether you would like to send the login details to the person you are adding.
- Select user role.
- Click on Add new User.
User roles explained
On a regular site, Administrator is the most powerful user role. Users with the administrator role can add new posts, edit any posts by any users on the site, and even delete those posts. An administrator user can add new users to the site, change information about existing users including their passwords as well as delete any user (yes other administrators too).
This role is basically reserved for site owners and gives you control of your site.
- Shop Manager
Shop Manager is a role you can give someone to manage the shop without making them an admin.
Users with the editor role in a site have full control on the content sections of your website. They can add, edit, publish, and delete any posts on your site including the ones written by others. An editor can moderate, edit, and delete comments as well.
Editors do not have access to change your site settings.
As the name suggests, users with the author role can write, edit, and publish their own posts. They can also delete their own posts, even if they are published.
When writing posts, authors cannot create categories however they can choose from existing categories. On the other hand, they can add tags to their posts. Authors can view comments even those that are pending review, but they cannot moderate, approve, or delete any comments. They do not have access to site settings.
Contributors can add new posts and edit their own posts, but they cannot publish any posts not even their own. When writing posts they can not create new categories and will have to choose from existing categories. However, they can add tags to their posts. The biggest disadvantage of a contributor role is that they cannot upload files (meaning they can’t add images on their own article).
Contributors can view comments even those awaiting moderation. But they cannot approve or delete comments. They do not have access to site settings.
Users with the subscriber user role can login to your site and update their user profiles. They can change their passwords if they want to. They cannot write posts, view comments, or do anything else inside your admin area. This user role is particularly useful if you require users to login before they can read a post or leave a comment.