How to Invite Users to WordPres
From the WordPress.com website, you can add users to your site by sending them invitations. Administrators that would like to send out an invite will want to have these two details:
- The username or email address of the person
- The role that you wish to give them on the website
Here is how you can invite people to your WordPress:
- Head to My Site, select Manage, and then People.
2. Click on the Invites tab and then choose the + Invite button.
- Input the email address of the user you wish to invite, and then choose their designated role.
- You can also choose to create a custom message that the user receives upon invitation.
- Click on the Send Invitation button when done.
- After you have sent out the invitation, the person you invited is going to receive the email.
After the user clicks on the Accept Invitation button in the email, they can now access your blog by going to the My Blogs section of your WordPress dashboard.
List of WordPress User Roles
Here are the following roles that can be assigned to users and their descriptions.
Users with the administrator role have full power over the website. They can do everything that is related to site administration. They can also see the WordAds revenue as well as manage the ad settings.
An administrator can assign users with the same role, invite and remove individuals, and modify user roles. Administrators have complete control with regards to pages, posts, uploaded files, settings, comments, themes, other users, and more.
Administrators can even delete the entire website, which is why it is recommended to have only a single person as an administrator per blog.
Although administrators can upgrade a website or register a domain, they are unable to gain access to purchases, including stored payment methods set up by other admins.
Editors are able to create, publish, edit, and remove any page or post from a WordPress website. They can also moderate comments and make changes to tags, links, and categories.
People with the author role can create, publish, edit, and remove their own posts only. This ability includes deleting their uploaded files and images. Authors are unable to create, change, or remove pages. However, they are able to edit comments that are made on their publications.
Contributors are able to create and modify their own posts but are unable to publish any of them. Once their post is ready for publication, an administrator has to be notified personally for them to review it. Additionally, after a contributor’s post has been approved and published, the contributor can no longer edit it.
Contactor, Freelancer, Consultant, and Agency
Followers are users who do not have editing privileges on the website in any form. They are simply individuals who have signed up to get regular updates on a new post. The only action they can perform on the site is to leave comments.
Blogs that are public can be followed by anyone. People can also send out invites to certain individuals that they wish to share the blog with.
Private blogs cannot be followed by anyone unless specifically invited. Once invited, these users become viewers.
A viewer is a user who only has access to viewing private websites. Similar to followers, viewers are unable to modify anything in a post or page. They can only read the contents of the website and can leave comments if they wish.
A subscriber is similar to a follower, but will only become one once the owner of the site has a Business plan or higher. They also can see this if they are using certain plugins.
Subscribers don’t have editing privileges on the site in any form. They are users who have signed up to get regular updates whenever a post is published. Similar to followers, they can leave comments whenever they want.