How do I change a Follower to an Author?

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  • #1032646

    macenable
    Member

    Invite New Users defaults to a Follower role, yet All Users does not show the Followers and there seems to be no way to change a Follower to an actual User.

    How can this defect in the UI be entered into the bug database?

    The blog I need help with is macenable.wordpress.com.

    #1032740

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Have you read this article?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/

    #1032741

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Does your follower have a wp.com account?

    #1032785

    macenable
    Member

    Follower does have a wp.com account. She entered her email address and invited herself while I was signed in as admin, but she neglected to change the default setting to Author. This is a mistake I too have made in the past.

    There should not be a Follower option in Invite Users, let alone as default, if it is not going to show up in All Users, where the role can be changed.

    #1032788

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    It sounds as if you will need Staff help. Please provide the username of the follower and note that I flagged this thread for Staff assistance.

    #1032791

    macmanx
    Staff

    She’ll need to have a WordPress.com account to be added as an Author.

    You’ll have to re-invite her from Users -> Invite New in your blog’s Dashboard.

    Please note that Followers are email subscribers, which is why it’s an option.

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