Posts – private, password and sticky

June 17, 2009

Posts are usually public but there are other options.

A Sticky post is public but is always at the top of the blog regardless of how old it is. This is useful for imp0rtant information that does not date; similar to the home page of a website.

A post can be password protected for confidential information that still needs to be shared.

A private post is only visible to the author-user that created it.

Posts - public, private, password or sticky

Posts - public, private, password or sticky


One blog, many users

June 17, 2009

One WordPress blog can have many authors (called users). A user is more than a reader or casual visitor; they can add / edit / delete, thereby making the blog a collaborative effort. This is useful for an business blog.

To add other users, the owner of the blog must login to their dashboard and select,  ‘Users, Users and Authors.’ They will be presented with the screen below.  The example below has only one user who has administrator rights (the highest level).

Add users to your blog that can add, edit or delete posts and pages

Add users to your blog that can add, edit or delete posts and pages

New users can now be added. You can choose between contributors, administrators, editors and authors.  Each have different powers. It is recommended that there be only one administrator.

Click here to learn about the differences between types of users

NOTE: All users for your blog must be registered with WordPress. They do not need to have their own blog however. They must personally visit WordPress.com, create their own user name, supply their email address and choose a password – then they may become a user for another blog but they can still create their own blog later on if they wish too.

Create an account on wordpress.com but do not ask for your own blog.

Create an account on wordpress.com but do not ask for your own blog.

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