Classcaster makes it easy to add additional authors or editors to your blog. Please note that for security reasons we require that everyone who is going to log in to a Classcaster blog have a valid, authorized CALI account. Classcaster uses the same account username and password as the CALI website. Details on getting a CALI account are here.

To add users to your Classcaster blog:

  1. Visit your blog’s homepage and make sure that there is a login link available on the homepage.
    1. In the default theme, the login link is under the ‘Misc.’ section in the right hand column.
    2. If you are using another theme and there is no login link available on the home page you will need to activate the ‘Meta’ widget as follows:
      1. Go to your blog’s dashboard and click on ‘Appearance’ and then ‘Widgets’.
      2. On the widgets page drag the ‘Meta’ widget from the left into one of the available areas on the right.
      3. This adds the ‘Meta’ widget with a login link to your blog’s homepage.
  2. Once the login link is visible on your homepage, have folks who are going to help with the blog visit your blog’s homepage and login using their CALI username and password. This will associate their account with your blog.
    1. Please Note: They should not login to or until AFTER they have logged in to your blog or else they will not be associated with your blog.
    2. If one or more of your prospective authors already have a Classcaster blog or are associated with another Classcaster blog, this will not work. To add existing Classcaster users to your blog please email their names to and Elmer will add them to your blog.
  3. Once they have logged in to your blog or had their accounts associated with your blog their names will appear in your blog’s ‘Users’ list which is visible by clicking on the ‘Users’ link on your dashboard.
  4. To assign a role to a listed user, check the box by their name and select the role you would like to assign from the ‘Change role to’ drop down and click the ‘Change’ button.
    1. Available roles and their capabilities are:
      • Administrator – Somebody who has access to all the administration features
      • Editor – Somebody who can publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users’ posts, etc.
      • Author – Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
      • Contributor – Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish them
      • Subscriber – Somebody who can only manage their profile
  5. Now when your authors, etc. login in to Classcaster, they will have access to your blog according to the role you have assigned.