PublishPress Authors Adds “Guest Author” User Role

In the latest version of the PublishPress Authors plugin, we've added a few that improves compatibility with other themes and plugins.

Previously, PublishPress Authors allowed you to add “Guest Authors” that did not have a user account. This option was lightweight but did cause compatibility issues.

To solve this problem, we've added a new option called “Guest Author With User Account”. In this option, PublishPress Authors will create a “Guest Author” user role. Anyone in this role will not be able to login to your site, or edit their profile.


Video Guide to Guest Authors


How to Use Guest Authors

You can now create three kinds of Authors. Here's an overview of the three choices:

  1. Registered Author With User Account: This is an author profile for a current user account. You can select users who are allowed to edit posts. This user will be able to update their profile.
  2. Guest Author With User Account: This is an author profile and a linked user account. This account will be in the “Guest Author” role and will not be able to login to the WordPress dashboard or update their profile. This option is best for compatibility with other themes and plugins.
  3. Guest Author With No User Account: This is an author profile with no linked user account.

This screenshot shows how the author options appear when you create a new author profile.

Create author accounts
  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of PublishPress. He's been working with open source software for over 20 years. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. This profile is generated by the PublishPress Authors plugin.

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