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Filling in the blanks in Admin, Settings, General? (11 posts)

  1. Maudie Muddled
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What do I enter in SETTINGS, GENERAL ... NEW USER DEFAULT ROLE?

    I am the only administrator, author, whathave you. Should I enter myself as administrator or subscriber in the New User Default Role?

  2. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You should already be set as an administrator. If you set your status (role) at anything less than that, then you will get locked out of your sites admin panel.

    The default role for new users who might register (if you will allow registrations) should be set at 'subscriber'. Subscribers don't have publishing authorization.

    For yourself, if you want to establish a second user profile to use for publishing your blog posts, you could select a role below 'Admin', but when you are logged in with a user id less than admin, then you won't have access to other areas of the admin dashboard.

    Not sure if that answers your question or not. I wasn't sure exactly what you were asking.

  3. Maudie Muddled
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Many thanks for your comment. You have totally answered my question and I understand. I discovered it was set at subscriber and that is definitely not what I want.

    So much to learn, and this is a HUGE challenge after Google Blogger let me tell you!

    MM

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    just to clarify:

    New user default role has nothing to do with you

    It's what anyonwe who signs up for your blog is set at (if you allow people to sign up)

    so generally you want that set to 'Subscriber' so that people can't sign up and start posting to your site

    If you want people to be able to contribute, make that set to contributor

    You definitely don't want that set to admin, or anyone can sign up to your blog as an admin, and ruin your site

  5. Maudie Muddled
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok. So now I'm totally confused.

    I am the only person who will be writing anything on my blog, except for comments from any readers ... which have to be okayed by me before publication. Have I got that right?

    It "was" set at subscriber when I first saw the section and I'd changed it. I guess that is a default setting????

    MM

  6. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am the only person who will be writing anything on my blog, except for comments from any readers ... which have to be okayed by me before publication. Have I got that right?

    Since you will be the only person writing posts then you will want the default setting to be 'subscriber' for any new person who may register, if you are even going to allow registrations. Setting the role or status level doesn't have anything to do with comments. Comments are controlled under different settings.

    It "was" set at subscriber when I first saw the section and I'd changed it. I guess that is a default setting????

    Subscriber is the lowest role and only allows people to subscribe to your blog, and they will not be able to write blog posts. In that you do not want anyone else to be authorized to write blog posts, then you should leave the default role at 'Subscriber' for everyone else (who might register).

    Your role needs to be Administrator, or you'll lock yourself out of your dashboard.

    To clarify, make sure YOUR role is set to Administrator, but for new registrations you should leave the default setting at Subscriber.

    If in the future you wish to allow someone else to contribute then you can change each individual as per what you want them to be authorized to do.

  7. Maudie Muddled
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #


  8. Maudie Muddled
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There will be no one else writing on the blog - ever.

    No one will be "registering" to my blog.

    No one will be "subscribing" to the blog.

    Just me writing everything.

    Yes, I understand comments is an entirely different subject.

    So what do I write in that blank?

    MM

  9. breakingball
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There will be no one else writing on the blog - ever.

    No one will be "registering" to my blog.

    No one will be "subscribing" to the blog.

    Just me writing everything.

    So what do I write in that blank?

    If there won't be any new users then it doesn't make any difference which role you set as the default. Subscriber is fine.

  10. Saildude
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Since you are the original Admin - don't even mess with "New User" - only add a new user if someone else will be Posting in your blog.

    Look at "Your Profile" if you are logged in as the original Admin. you should not have the ability to adjust your permissions (Roll) - they are set and stay at Admin.

    If for some reason you wanted to log in not as an Admin THEN set up a new account for yourself - (I did one for myself just so I could see exactly the different access levels would look like for a second test blog I was setting up.)

    You are the only person making posts so you should only have one person in the Users section - You and Yourself.

  11. Maudie Muddled
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    :-) I'm pretty sure I've got this clear in my aged head now.

    Thanks people!

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