New users sign-up problem

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  • #1050687

    I have invited my students to be authors on a class blog. Many find they cannot sign up for a username because WordPress says they do not have permission or the username does not exist, etc. Of course the username does not exist as it is being created, and the permissions statement seems strange.

    What can I do?

    Some students signed up as Readers and I would like to make them authors. How do I do this? I tried inviting them with their newly created usernames, but WordPress said no such usernames existed. What?

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    The blog I need help with is dramaspecialist2012.wordpress.com.

    #1050939

    I am having a similar problem. My students are being asked to create a new blog, which they do not want or need at this time, since I have invited them to be authors on my blog, http://differentiationmbti.wordpress.com

    What do I do now?

    #1050940

    timethief
    Member

    Does this help?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/

    They will need to click the “Accept Invitation” button in the invitation email. If they are logged into their WordPress.com account, they will be taken directly to your blog. If not, they will be taken to the log-in screen, where they can either log in or create a new user account.

    Note that users who create a new WordPress.com account at that point will still need to return to the invitation email and click the “Accept Invitation” button after doing so. http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/#invite-people-to-view-your-private-blog

    #1050941

    None of them have accounts. So when they create an account, it’s OK for them to ignore the part about creating a new blog? It seems to imply that it’s part of the sign-up process . . .

    #1050942

    timethief
    Member

    Yes. They can click the link that says “just a username please”.

    #1050943

    Awesome — thank you!

    #1050944

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. :)

    #1050950

    Hi there, I have just created a blog where I hope 120 undergraduate students will be able to upload their digital assignments. Will this be possible. Can I invite that many to be contributors?????

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