I'm thinking of starting a news website about local entrepreneurship. The goal of the site is to inspire friends and my countrymen pursue entrepreneurship rather than just depend on employment and the Philippine government.

But since I am not a journalist myself, I am afraid that I will run out of either ideas or time producing news content about the recent and current affairs pertaining to local entrepreneurship.

So, I have this idea of allowing bloggers to blog in my website a.k.a. "guest blogging". In this way, I can leverage other people's time and knowledge filling my site with relevant content.

My problem now is, I don't know how to do it. I searched in all of WA looking for tips or lessons, but the only ones I see are lessons on how to "guest blog" on other people's sites, and not the other way around.

No lessons about how to manage a website where several bloggers are coming in to publish their respective content. How do you set up your WordPress to allow others to publish?

If you know the exact location here of the lessons that I've probably missed, please guide me with a link. Or, if there isn't really any lesson pertaining to that, can anyone experienced enough put up a lesson for us?

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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Gomer, the only way I know of is to sign in to your site, click on Users, create a new user as a Contributor. Hope that helps.
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GomMagtibay Premium
Thank you. That helps. :)
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LRenee Premium
I would be leery about whom I give access to my website. I would definitely not give a guest admin rights.

I’ve handled guest bloggers in two different ways. The first is to have them send the article. You post it and give them credit within the article.

The second would be for someone I trust with access and believe they’ll be writing regularly. I create a user account for them with their name. I give them author access. This allows them to log in, write articles and save articles as pending. Once I review them, I publish the article if it meets my standards.

The best practice with any of your accounts is to only give as much access as needed to get the job done.
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GomMagtibay Premium
Thanks for that good tip. Thinking of security, your advice makes sense.
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mikewood1975 Premium
You can set up a user account called guest, and give them the rights that they would need to be able to write a blog. You can even set them up with admin rights.
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GomMagtibay Premium
Thanks. Guest, or what HarveyBrown suggested, "contributor".
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mikewood1975 Premium
I would use contributor.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Hmmm....so maybe this means that you should create training for this, Gomer.

Tha really is an incredible idea about the news website. All the best in developing that site.
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GomMagtibay Premium
Hahaha not yet ready for that (creating trainings)

Thank you, and all the best to you, too! :)
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Shwni Premium
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GomMagtibay Premium
No. That's exactly what brought me here, I am asking, how to have other bloggers blog in our sites, not us blogging anywhere outside. Hahaha
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Shwni Premium
Sorry, I misunderstood. im sure if you want some guest blogging on your site then whoever is writing it needs to send you the file that it was written on and you just upload it to your site and add where it came from etc
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GomMagtibay Premium
Ow? As simple as that? How about letting them log in and use your site? Like they can log in and write anytime they like?

But anyway, thanks. That gave me an idea. :)
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Shwni Premium
You can create other profiles for other users here at wa for your wp site
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mikewood1975 Premium
You can set up a user account called guest, and give them the rights that they would need to be able to write a blog. You can even set them up with admin rights.
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GomMagtibay Premium
Will I myself create a new user for them? Or, I will just instruct them to click a link and create their accounts with my site?

By the way, thanks for taking the time commenting on this. I appreciate it so much. :)
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mikewood1975 Premium
You go and set them up, and when you put their email in it will email them their password.
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