Any user that is an administrator on a website can add other users. If you do not have a current administrator to give you access to your website, then request access from CER using our online form.
Add a new user at: WordPress sidebar > Users > Add New
If a user has ever been added to another WFU WordPress website in the past, you’ll only need to add the user’s email address or username in the top area of the page, choose the appropriate role from the dropdown and click Add Existing User.
If you know the user has never been added to a WFU WordPress website or you get an error that says that the user doesn’t exist, then use the “Add New User” form lower on the page. Fill in all the appropriate fields and click Add New User.
Let the new user know he or she can now log on by adding /wp-admin to the end of the site URL and entering the user’s WIN credentials in the login box.
Remove a user at: WordPress sidebar > Users > All Users
Hover over the user’s name and click “Remove.”
Administrator: An administrator has full and complete access of a website. They can publish and delete any of the content and add new users.
Editor: An editor can view, edit, publish and delete any post or page and upload files or images, but cannot add new users.
Author: An author can edit, publish and delete their posts, as well as upload files and images.
Contributor: A contributor can edit their posts but cannot publish them. When a contributor creates a post, it will need to be submitted to an administrator for review. Once a contributor’s post is approved by an administrator and published, however, it may no longer be edited by the contributor. A contributor does not have the ability to upload files or images.
Subscriber: A subscriber can only view the back end of the WordPress interface and leave comments if you require sign-in for commenting.
This is a guide for the content management system (CMS) for Wake Forest University websites. The CMS is administered by the Office of Communications and External Relations (CER).