wordpress: beyond the basics
WordPress will let you run multi-author blogs or sites. If you manage your own WordPress installation, you can create and manage accounts in the system by clicking Users | Add New in the left rail of the Dashboard.
Roles and Permissions
Each new user can be given the role of Contributor, Author, Editor, or Administrator. In a nutshell, the roles are defined as:
- Administrator: Can do anything (this is the "God" role)
- Editor: Can create or edit anyone's posts, but can't activate plugins or edit themes
- Author: Can write or edit their own posts but no one else's
- Contributor: Can submit content to the site but cannot publish it
- Subscriber: User can comment on stories if comment settings are "registered users only"
The exact capabilities of these roles are described here. As with any system, don't give new users any more privileges than they absolutely need!
When you have multiple authors in your system and you are posting on behalf of other authors, you can set the byline by using the Author picklist on the Post or Page editing screen.