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Sharing Advanced Blog Access with Contributors

Invite a designer or content expert to edit your blog via an account you create for them

Keegan Lambert avatar
Written by Keegan Lambert
Updated over a week ago

You can invite additional users to edit your blog content by inviting them as a WordPress user. Depending on the assigned role, the user can have full access to edit/create/add/delete blog pages, posts, comments, plugins, etc.

Note: An active Advanced Blog subscription is required for the blog owner.

Adding a User

Starting from within your WordPress dashboard, click on Users.

Click the Add New button.

From the Add New User page:

  1. Enter a username and email for the person(s) you would like to invite.

  2. Optional: Enter in their first name, last name, and website.

  3. Select a Role for this person (learn about each role in the List of User Roles below.)

  4. Check mark the Send User Notification box. The person that you invited will shortly receive an invitation email.

  5. Click Add New User

Removing a User

  1. Starting from within your WordPress dashboard, click on Users.

  2. Hover over the user you would like to remove and click on Delete.

  3. Optional: You can remove the user’s content as well by selecting the Delete all Content radio button. It will delete all content that is attributed to them, be very careful about doing this.

  4. If you are not deleting their content, you must attribute another user to the content, select from the drop down menu.

  5. Click Confirm Deletion.

List of WordPress User Roles

Here is a summary for each role:

  • Administrator: The highest level of permission. Please take care when assigning someone as an Administrator, as they will have access to almost every facet of your blog.

  • Editor: The next highest, editor’s have access to posts, pages, comments, categories, tags, and can upload Media.

  • Author: The most common is author, they can write, upload to Media, edit, and publish their own posts. Useful for content creators.

  • Contributor: These users cannot Publish or Upload media, however they can write and edit their own posts. A higher level of authority will need to publish their posts.

  • Subscriber: Lowest level of permissions. Subscribers can read and comment on posts and pages. They cannot create posts.

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