Sunday, February 9, 2020

Blogger Admin Control Panel - How to Add Multi Admins & Authors



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Blogger allows multi-users and it has dynamic Admin Control Panel to add or remove Author, Admin. This platform allows only two role: Author and Admin.

Author can be compared with Editor and Admin is refereed to Administrator role.

So in this article, Editor will be mentioned as Author.

Before starting, we should make sure the following two -
  1. Differences between Author and Admin role.
  2. When we need to add someone as Author or Admin.
Blogger Admin Control Panel - Add/Remove Multi Administrators, Authors/Editors

Differences between Author and Admin in Blogger

Access of Features Author Admin
Create Post Yes Yes
Create Page No Yes
Control Admin Panel No Yes
Manage Others create Posts, Pages, Videos, Settings No Yes
Manage Others create Posts, Pages, Videos, Settings No Yes
Access of Statics, Earnings, Layout, Theme No Yes

When you need to add someone as Author - 

If we want to add someone as Guest Writer so that he/she can write post in our Blog/Website.

When we need to add someone as Admin - 

  • If we want to add someone (Expert) to work on our Blog/Website.
  • If we want to give full permission of our Blog/Website to our partner.
  • If we want to change the ownership. 

How to Add Author in Blogger

To add author in Blogger, it has some steps to complete from both side: Owner of Blog/Website and Who will be Author.

Note: 1 - 4 steps must be completed by Owner and 5 - 6 must be completed by invited Author.

6 Steps to Add Author in Blogger are - 

  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard.
  2. From Side Panel, follow SettingsBasic and scroll down to Permissions ↓ Blog Authors. Here you will see yourself as current Admin with your Profile photo, Name, Email and Role.
    Add Authors in Blogger
  3. Click on + Add Authors .
    Insert Gmail to Add Author in Blogger
    You will see a box to put the gmail (of Author) and click on Invite Authors to send invitation.

    You can add multiple Authors at once. Just put all of gmail(s) by separating with commas (,). You can also send from your Contact List. For that just click on Choose From Contacts.
  4. Invitation will be sent to the invited Gmail as soon as you perform 'Invite Authors'.
  5. Invited author will see an email like one -
    Invitation email to accept Author/Administrator in Blogger
    Click on 'Accept Invitation'. It will redirect to the invitation page of Blogger. Again click on 'Accept Invitation'.
  6. Invited Author will be accepted as Author to related Blog/Website as soon as you accept the invitation.

How to Add an Admin in Blogger

If you try to add Admin in Blogger like Author, there is no direct option. It has mainly two steps to add someone as Admin.
  1. First add as an Author.
  2. Next, change the Author Role into Admin. 
The procedure of adding as an author is similar to the previous. 

And after adding an Author successfully, the procedure of changing the Author role into Admin is easy. Just follow those steps - 
  • Refresh the current tab of your Browser.
  • Again go to Blogger Dashboard.
  • From Side Panel, follow Settings → Basic and scroll down to Permissions ↓ Blog Authors. Here you will see the new Author. 
  • Just Click on Author and choose the Admin. That's it. You have successfully added an Admin.
    Change Author into Admin

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How can I understand whether the invited author/admin accepted the invitation or didn't?

    Ans: Refresh the current tab in your Browser. Then follow Settings → Basic and scroll down to Permissions ↓ Blog Authors. Here if you see '1 Open Invitations' like the following image, that means, your invited Author didn't accept invitation till now.
    Pending Invitation
    And if you don't see it and find the name of your Author beneath of your Name, that means your invited author has accepted your invitation and has been added successfully.
  • How is look of the dashboard of Blogger for the Author?

    Ans: It will look like the following image of screenshot.
    The dashboard of Blogger for the author
  • How is look of the dashboard of Blogger for the Admin?

    Ans: It will look like the same as your dashboard with full access.
I hope, this article on Blogger Admin Control Panel will help you. And let me know your thoughts in comment. 


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