Onboarding New Community Users

Each GeoPlatform Community instance is created with five different users role (Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, and Subscriber). To learn more about each user role or how to add new community members with elevated roles, please read in information below.

Managing Users
User Roles Users are sorted into a variety of different roles, some of the basic differences are listed below:
  • Administrator – Someone with access to administration features on a single site. This role is generally prohibited and not for public use.
  • Editor – Someone who can both manage and publish their own and others posts. This role is for Community Leads.
  • Author – Someone who can only publish and manage their own posts.
  • Contributor – Someone with the ability to write and manage their own posts, but not publish them.
  • Subscriber– Someone who can only manage their own profile.

For more details about each of the 5 roles, see the chart below:

Roles

Administrator

Editor

Author

Contributor

Subscriber

Manage user roles

Yes

No

No

No

No

View users

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Edit plugins and themes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Edit appearance, menus, and banners

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Edit other users posts and pages

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Publish posts and pages

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Create Posts and pages

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

View Private Content

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

View Community

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Adding New Community Members

Follow the steps below to onboard new community members:

  1. The new community member needs to go to the community’s homepage (https://communities.geoplatform.gov/[your community shortname]) and sign in using their GeoPlatform.gov account.
  2. The Community Lead needs to email the GeoPlatform Service desk (servicedesk@geoplatfom.gov) to request adding the new community member. The email should to include the following:
  3. The service desk will grant the specified role to the new member and notify the new member and the Community Lead when finished.


For more information, visit the getting started page.  

Updated on December 4, 2019
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