What is an Author?
An author is any user of your Press Publishing system that has the privilege of writing articles. Creating an author allows that author to have his/her name selected as the author of an article. This is different from adding an author as a user, which is adding a new user and giving him/her author function. A user with author privilege may log into the system and exercise the capabilities of an “author.” Adding an author through the “Authors” page does not give that person access to the administrative end of your web page, rather, it makes his/her name available to be posted as author of an article, which you may do when you enter an article, or that person may do his/herself if you have entered them in as a user with author capabilities.
Creating an Author
To create a New Author, select the “Authors” link on the sidebar on the Home page, and then select “Create a New Author” next to the green plus sign icon on the top of that page. Enter in that author’s name in the first box.
Email and Biography of Authors
Press Publisher provides the option of including an email address and biographic information for every author. We offer a caveat about entering email addresses: they tend to invite unwanted Spam into the person’s inbox. Bios and email addresses appear on the Authors page on the website and will also appear at the end of any article posted by that author. Enter the information, click on Save, and that author will appear in your list of authors on the Authors page. You can delete or edit authors at any time by selecting an author from that list, and either clicking on delete, or editing and saving the changes. The Author drop-down menu displays all the authors in your Authors list.