I am using the latest version, 1.5.3 and I can NOT authorize any 'authors'. If I do what you say above, all I can do is just manually register a person, with no author rights, there is no nothing for me to give them author rights. I want to be able to list people I know that do writing, which is very important for blogs, to be able to 'start' an 'article' and post it themselves. Only me, the admin, is an author. I have gone to the 'USERS' and created new 'users/authors', but this is not clear, it does NOT give them 'rights' to start and article and post it. I can't as the 'author' and admin give them these rights, there is NO place on this form to give them the rights. If you tell me the same thing over and over again, then tell me the exact step by step what I will see, what should I do, exactly. Otherwise, this is something that needs to be placed and emplemented in the WP ASAP. Currently, there is ONLY one author, the admin.