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Adding Users to a Wordpress Site
« on: January 28, 2012, 01:15:45 PM »
Hi Gang

I've been given the dubious honor of creating a website for our local community.

Now, I decided to use Wordpress as it's the simplest way I know of creating a uniform website.

However, I now find myself having to add extra 'users' for thr site so that they can all add material to their respective areas of the site.

I've always run websites solo, so this adding of extra administrators | editors | contributors has me slightly stumped.

Anyone had any experience of committee-run websites and/or extra users for their Wordpress site? I'd love to hear from you.

I understand how to add extra users to the site but am unsure how to progress from there - any help would be vastly appreciated.

Cheers for now


Offline Craig Brodie-Browne

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Re: Adding Users to a Wordpress Site
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 05:17:03 PM »
Hi Val

Like you, I have only ever run my own WP sites, so therefore have never had to worry about adding users with more rights than an Editor but with less than an Administrator...

But I did a search and think that this plugin will help you with your problem - User Role Editor

It looks like it allows you to take the "Editor" role and add extra function to that role without having to make the user an Administrator and risk them messing up the WP install

I hope this helps


PS...if your ever stuck with WP, then just do a search over at and see if there is a plugin that will solve your problem

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Re: Adding Users to a Wordpress Site
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 06:16:25 PM »
Nice one Craig. Must bear that one in mind.


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Re: Adding Users to a Wordpress Site
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 10:17:55 AM »
Craig, thank you for the suggestions for Dom.

And Dom, how's the new blog working out for you?  Congratulations on the "new gig!"


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Re: Adding Users to a Wordpress Site
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 09:40:08 AM »
Hi Dom,
Haven't been hanging out as much since opening GoMobile ... time just getting chewed up.

Not sure if you have this handled but thought I'd chime in with an option.

Depending on whether you have the luxury of having an open registration system or not you could use Maven Member or S2Member. Maven is very simplistic and S2 offers more options. Both are free and can be installed via WP's plugin search feature.

If I understand your need I think Maven would be easiest as S2 is more for selling access.

With both you can hide the registration page but if someone knows how the plugins work they can find it.
Both allow a |default" role when someone registers and can be set to "need approval" so an admin can maintain control.

I find it easier to approve signups then entering all the info for each person.

Hope this helps.