How to Create User with Author Role in WordPress

WordPress admin user with Author role  is Somebody who can publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users’ posts, etc through admin interface of WordPress. In this post I am assuming that you have installed WordPress on your hosting server and want to create wordpress user in Editor role.

According to wordpress.org website following are the list of action that can be performed by wordpress user in author role.

Author
delete_posts
delete_published_posts
edit_posts
edit_published_posts
publish_posts
read
upload_files

Following are the steps to create admin user with Author role in WordPress.

Step1

Log-in through your WordPress admin, in order to do that you must have username and password with rights of creating new user(s).

Go to browser address bar and type [www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin], the admin log-in box will appears as shown in the below snapshot.

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Step 2

Enter Username and password that you have provided during the time of WordPress installation and click login button or press enter or the username having capability of creating new users.

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Step 3

After the successful login you will see the WordPress dashboard with lot of options but for the time being I will stick to my topic.

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Step 4

Search for Users option in left menu for that you have to do some vertical scrolling. You can find Users option just after Plugins and before tools as shown below.

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Step 5

Click on Add New under Users for creating new user.

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Step 6

Provide the required information and select author from role drop down menu.

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Step 7

Don’t forget to check “send this password to new user by email” it will send your user account information on provided email. Lastly, press add user button or enter to create user new user in WordPress with author rights.

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Author: Revo

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