Batch adding new users using the Blog & User Creator

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The Blog & User Creator is designed to bulk add users to blogs. It is the fastest way of adding new users to your blog.

*If you want to add users and create blogs at the same time then you would use the Create Blog option in the Blog & User Creator. Creating users and blogs at the same time is covered in Creating Blogs section of the User Guide.

This page will only cover adding new users to your existing blog using the Blog & User Creator.

Please Note:

  • This feature is available to Edublogs Campus blogs only.
  • If you want to add users to your blog and create blogs at the same time then you use the Create Blog option in the Blog & User Creator.
  • Please use My Class to create users and/or blogs if you have set it up on your blog.
  • If you see “This feature has been disabled by the administrator of your network” on a page in the Blog & User Creator, then this feature has been disabled. You need to contact the Blog Support team for your Campus network and ask them to enable the Blog & User Creator components in Settings > Blog & User Creator in the Network Admin dashboard.

Adding New Users

1.  Go to Users > Blog & User Creator

Users - Blog & User Creator

2.  Click on the Add New Users tab

Add New Users tab

3.  Add suitable usernames.

  • Use only lowercase letters and numbers, with no spaces, in the username
  • The username is what they use to sign into the blog dashboard and is displayed on posts and comments they write. You can’t change a username,  however you can change what name is displayed.
  • If you are creating a new username and see ‘Sorry, that username already exists!’ it means you need to use a more unique username.  Remember there is over 1,000,000 users in Edublogs.org.  A simple solution for students is to use a combination of their first name, school initials and their room or year.

4.  Add their email address

  • You can’t create several usernames with the same email address because the system resets password based on email address.
  • Spam filters, especially strict ones for institutional email addresses, often block these activation emails.

5.  Add their password

  • leave this blank if you want to let the system automatically create the password

6.  Select their role (learn more about user role’s here)

7.   Click Submit to create and add them to your blog. (You can also click Add More if you want to add additional users.)

Add More and Submit

8.  Once you hit Submit, your users are automatically added to your blog and will be listed in Users > All Users. All new users will receive an email with their login details.

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