I've made a protected blog for limited readership. I'm inviting professional 'users' who I'd like to migrate through 'reader only' to 'contributor' and beyond. Signing them up has been a bit complicated.
First there seem to be two separate processes - by invite or by adding existing WP member.
The former seems to default to 'contributor' eg can draft posts and also the check-box for User Only is easy to miss.
Within the latter there's also add by email or add by user name. Add by user name seems to default to 'reader-only'. Add by email seems to default to 'contributor'.
Confused? I am!
Oh and both routes cause strange glitches at the bottom of my Invites page - with web links or parts of web links appearing in the third column. Also in one case 'not used' appears where the a/c is in fact used.
And where are all authorised users of a protected blog listed together? My Autors % Users [headed Users] page doesn't list all sign-ups - is it just invited sign-ups? It doesn't list all those either - but the missing one is the ine shown as Not Used...
My impression is that sign-ups to protected blogs might deserve a Help page of its own. The thing is, to get people hooked up the process needs to be super-simple.
Really fantastic tool - definitely something odd here though!
The blog I need help with is echildhood.wordpress.com.