Set Up A New Member

When using self-hosted wordpress.org  ( as in frccart.com )

To set up a new member who needs to be able to post (such as Studio Monitors) a member with administrator permission logs in. Click on Users>Add New in the left hand navigation sidebar of the dashboard. There, type in a Username for the new member and their email address. Type and retype a password. Click the box by Send Password? to email the password to the member. In the Role drop-down, choose Editor. Click Add New User and that’s it.

For the New User:
Return to your email, click the link in the email invite to accept. Now you can log in!

To Create A New Post:
Log in, go to Posts>Add New and right underneath the word “Edit” is a input island for the title. Title the page with the most relevant info such as “Ceramics Open Studio Closed Saturday 2-2-2013”

In the editing box underneath, write that out again:
“The Ceramics Open Studio will be closed Saturday February 2 from 10am-8pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.”

Click “Publish” in the right hand sidebar. To delete a post, click “Move to Trash”


This is the old way we had to do it, before we started to self-host:

When using wordpress.com  ( as in frccart.wordpress.com )

If the person who wishes to become a member of FRCC Art Club’s blog is already a WordPress User, then they will need to know their User Name and Password. If they are not, then the first step is to join WordPress. Then, an Administrator on our blog issues an invitation to become a User, and the person Accepts.

For the New User:
Go to http://wordpress.com on a different computer, OR make sure to log out as a User here at the dashboard if signed in already. This is really important; if a user is already signed in, the new user won’t be able to sign up as there is already one in use.

Click the “Sign Up and Start Publishing Now–Get Started” button or what ever is currently being used for new users. You can choose to create a blog name yourself at this time, or come back later at any time to create as many blogs as you like. For now, you just need a user name and password. YOU CANNOT CHANGE THIS USER NAME, although you can create others. Follow the prompts and become a user; this will require going to your email account to click the verification link that WordPress will send. Leave the email account window open as you will be going back there to accept the invitation.

Write down your new user name and password. Also write down the URL to the dashboard:
http://frccart.com/wp-admin

(All wordpress sites use the /wp-admin  after the site’s URL to get to the dashboards. )

Log out as a user on WordPress if you are doing this together on one computer, or stay logged on if you are on a separate computer.

For The Administrator:
Sign in here at http://frccart.com/wp-admin  using your User Name and Password. On the Dashboard, go to the Navigation Panel on the left and click Users>Invite New

Fill in the new Username, and under “Role” open the drop down box and choose “Editor” or “Author”. The only time you want to choose “Administrator” is for an officer or Faculty Advisor, as they have the power to delete the entire website and other roles do not.

Click “Send invitation” and the invite will be sent to the email address registered to that user.

Go to Pages>Add New and title a new page with the new member’s name. Under “Page Attributes” in  the right sidebar of the editing page, look for Parents and in the dropdown, choose “Member Pages”. Otherwise, the page will also be added to the top navigation bar of the entire site, and we don’t want that. Click “Publish”, also in the right hand sidebar. The member can then return later and add text and images to their own page. Member pages can be kept in “draft” status later under “Publish>Status choose draft and “OK” to keep down the number of empty pages. You cannot create a link to it unless the status is published first.

Go to All Pages, search for “Members” and open that page to edit. Using last name first, add the new member’s name to the alphabetical list. Highlight the name with the cursor, click the link icon in the menu above the editing box, click on “Open link in a new window/tab” and go a bit further down to choose from “Or link to existing content”. Click on the page you just made for that user, with their name. Then click “Add Link”. When you are back on the dashboard, click “Update” in the Publish area.

Go to Pages>Lists and open the page (this page is password protected on the web but can be accessed from the dashboard). Add the new member’s email address to the mailing list  at the bottom.

Sign out as a user if you are doing this on a shared computer.

For the New User:
Return to your email, click the link in the email invite to accept. Now you can log in!

To Create A New Post:
Log in, go to Posts>Add New and right underneath the word “Edit” is a input island for the title. Title the page with the most relevant info such as “Ceramics Open Studio Closed Saturday 2-2-2013”

In the editing box underneath, write that out again:
The Ceramics Open Studio will be closed Saturday February 2. Sorry for any inconvenience. Click “Publish” in the right hand sidebar. To delete a post, click “Move to Trash”.

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