If you’d like your blog to feature posts from multiple authors, you can add as many authors/users to your blog as you like. There are two different ways to add a new user to your blog, depending on whether or not that person already has an account at WordPress.com.
To add someone who ALREADY has a WordPress.com account
- Click on Users -> Users in your dashboard.
- In the Add User From Community section at the bottom, type the user’s email address in the User E-mail box.
- Select either Contributor, Editor or Author from the dropdown. Read more about user roles.
- Click the Add User button.
Your new user will now be able to access your blog by visiting the My Blogs section of their dashboard when they log in to WordPress.com.
To add someone who does NOT yet have a WordPress.com account
- Click on Users -> Invites in your dashboard.
- Enter the user’s first name, last name and email address in the appropriate fields. Include a personal message if you like.
- Check the box labeled Add user to my blog as a contributor and click the Send Invite button.
- Your new user will receive an email inviting them to sign up for a WordPress.com account (and, optionally, create their own blog if they want). Once they have signed up, you’ll see them listed as a Contributor on your Users tab (you can change their role to Author or Editor later if you’d like). Your new user will now be able to access your blog by visiting the My Blogs section of their dashboard when they log in to WordPress.com.
The difference between each of the roles is explained in the User Roles documentation.
Warning: Please be very careful when adding a new Administrator user to your blog. Other Administrators are effectively co-owners. They have as much power over your blog as you do, including the ability to permanently delete it.
Transfer Note: For security purposes, there is no way to remove the original creator/owner from their blog.
To add a user to your private blog
Follow these directions if you have a private blog that you want to share with users of your choice, without giving them any editing access to your blog.
- Go to Settings -> Privacy in your dashboard.
- Type their WordPress.com username (just username, not username.wordpress.com) in the box and click “Add User.”If this person does not have a WordPress.com account and does not want their own blog, they can select “sign up for just a username” when they register.
- These people will now be able to read your private blog, and add comments if you’ve enabled them. They will not have access to your dashboard, nor will they be able to edit your blog.