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User accounts & roles

Create new users and assign roles
CivicTheme comes with 4 roles out-of-the-box. They are:
  • Administrator - Administrators have access to ALL administration areas. This role should only be given to the lead technical role and senior developers in your team.
  • Site administrator - Site administrators have access to some of the administration areas.
  • Content approver - Content approvers review and approve content so it can then be published on the website.
  • Content author - Content authors are the main users responsible for creating and editing content.

Adding new users

  1. 1.
    Go to /admin/people.
  2. 2.
    Select Add user.
  3. 3.
    Fill out the relevant fields
    • Note on the password field: you need to add a password to create a new user account, the new user will be directed to reset their password when they first login.
    • Check the box to send the user an email notification. The link they receive will lead them to a password update form.
  4. 4.
    Save.

Assigning & unassigning roles

  1. 1.
    Go to /admin/people.
  2. 2.
    Select the person you want to assign or unassign a role to/from.
  3. 3.
    Open the Actions dropdown.
  4. 4.
    Select 'Apply to selected items'.
Screenshot of roles that can be assigned and unassigned to users