How To Enable Guest Blogging in WordPress Blogs

In one of my earlier blog posts, I had talked about the Various Benefits of Guest Blogging and also explained How To Enable Guest Blogging in BlogSpot/Blogger Blogs. If your blog is hosted on WordPress, you will be glad to know that WordPress also allows Guest Blogging on your blog. In fact, you can have as many as co-authors for your WordPress blog, as you want. BlogSpot/Blogger limits this number to 100, but WordPress doesn’t set any upper limit for the same. Here are the steps on “How To Enable Guest Blogging in WordPress Blogs

Step 1. Login to your WordPress blog and go to Dashboard. On the left side menu towards the end, you will find a Users button.  Click on Users


Step 2.
It will take you to Users page, where you will see a list of all Current Authors for your blog, along with a form-field to Add More Users. Enter the email addresses for people, you want to invite as Guest Bloggers for your blog. Unlike Blogger/BlogSpot, which allows you to specify a Comma Separated List of Email Addresses, WordPress allows only one email address at a time. You also have to select the privileges your Guest Blogger is going to have. Unlike Blogger/BlogSpot which only has two levels of privileges : Authors and Administrator,  WordPress has as many as four of them

  • Administrator – Access to all the administration features
  • Editor – Publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users’ posts.
  • Author – Publish and manage their own posts and not others’
  • Contributor – Write and manage their posts but not publish them

Step 3. If the user whose email address you have provided already has a WordPress account linked to that email address, he or she will be immediately be added as Guest Author to your blog.


But if your invitee doesn’t have any WordPress account linked to that email address, he or she will have to create one and after you have clicked on “Add User“, you will see a page like the following

Once you click on “Invite Your Friend“, there will be an invite-form, which will be sent to the email address given in “Add User” page.


Once you “Send the Invite“, your invitee will be receiving an email asking them to join WordPress as per your invitation

Once your invitee clicks on WordPress link provided in the email, he or she is taken to WordPress Sign-Up Page. WordPress allows you to register just for a username and is not necessary that you have to have a blog registered in order to sign-in to WordPress.


Once they sign-up on WordPress, they will be automatically be added to your blog as Guest Authors and on their Dashboard they will be able to see your blog. So have fun with your blogging and enjoy Guest-Posts being written by your Guest-Bloggers :-)

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7 responses to “How To Enable Guest Blogging in WordPress Blogs

  1. Dear Ritu’s Corner,

    My name is Tara, the assistant editor at My Dog Ate My Blog, http://www.mydogatemyblog.com. We have been blogging about politics, education, and technology for a few months now and we think it is about time to start reaching out to other passionate people.

    I would love to have one of our bloggers write a guest post for your blog. If you have any topic or style guidelines for guest posts, please send them my way.

    I am looking forward to talking with you more.

    Sincerely,

    Tara Spicer
    Assistant to the Editor – My Dog Ate My Blog
    tara@mydogatemyblog.com
    Follow us @DogAteBlog

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  3. thanks for the information…nice tips

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  5. Great article. I just started my blog a few months ago and have been thinking about guest bloggers to cut down on some of the work. This gives me a good idea about how to go about it. Thanks.

  6. Guest Posts in my blog drives more traffic to my blog 😉

  7. Very helpful Ritu, thanks!

    This is exactly what I needed to know. I’m opening up my blog for guest posts very soon, but I think it’s important to keep a tight control over how much access each contributor has.

    Nice explanation!

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