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Add Users to Your WordPress Site

There are two “Add Users” interfaces. One ties into Wright State’s authentication system. The other doesn’t. So it’s important to get the right one. Otherwise, students won’t be able to use the campus username and password to log in.

At your “Dashboard” page, hover over “Users” on the left, then click “Add User.”

That will get you the right page. But if you are in doubt, you can confirm that you are on the right “Add User” page by looking at the sentence at the top of the page. If you see “LDAP” there, you know you’re in the right place.


To add a student, put their “w” number in the “Username” slot, choose a role, and click the “Add User” button. You will probably want to give the student a role of “Editor.” Then they will be able to edit what you or other students have done. Unlike an “Administrator,” they won’t be burdened with the interfaces for changing themes, widgets, menus, and the like.

(You can ignore the “Postie” message at the top of Dashboard pages.)