The Geeky Guide to WordPress – Adding blogs and people to your site.

As I’ve been doing this blogging thing a little while now and it seemed a good idea to pass on a few of the things that I’ve learned over the five years that I’ve been doing this. In easy and often geeky steps you’ll be taken through the steps and point out the pitfalls of taking your blog seed and growing it into something really amazing.



Adding people to your site is a neat little way of helping collaboration between blogs, without having to email or all of the other cumbersome ways to share a post it’s a great way to enable others to write to your site.

One of the other uses of adding people is if you’re running multiple blogs – there’s a lot that can be done by adding them – this post explores how this is done.



By adding a person to a blog they can serve a function for that blog, basically it’s an invite to take part in the blog by either being a follower, author, editor, contributor or administrator.

To add a Person, click on People on the settings for the blog. This is presented to you and put in the user name or email address of the person.


Select the role for that person from the drop. If necessary put in a message and then wait for them to accept. If you are using someone as an admin, make sure you trust them implicitly as they have full access and rights to your site and can even delete it.

With all these different roles to use, it’s easy to see how this feature can add to your blog community, getting your trusted friend see a special post that needs checking, or letting them collaborate on a post or other project.

But what this also means is that if you have blogs about the place you can easily add your main site as admin and use this to run the site, creating posts and adding content. It’s basically as if you’re logged into that blog – but you can’t replay to likes and comments on posts.

So now you know this – what do you think you could use this for? Is this something you knew about before?

What other WordPress issues are you facing?

Let me know.


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18 thoughts on “The Geeky Guide to WordPress – Adding blogs and people to your site.

      1. Not so bad thanks Simon, now that the world is slowly tilting us away from the sun.
        Cracking on with the re-write of Vol II of my Fantasy series. I’ve wrested control of the narrative back from the main characters and keep throwing problems at them; keeps them on their toes!😃

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