As your Drupal 7 site administrator, you have the ability to add users at any time. In a perfect world, visitors to your website would create their own user accounts and you would never have to do anything. However, you may meet someone somewhere that you want to create an account on your website for. Drupal gives you the ability to manually create new accounts and automatically email the new user their login information. Creating a new user account in Drupal is done in the dashboard.

To Create a New User in Drupal 7:

  1. Log into your Drupal Dashboard
  2. Go to People
  3. Click Add User
  4. drupal_add_user_1

  5. Fill in the fields as required
  6. drupal_add_user_2

    Username The username is required and must be unique. It may contain letters, numbers, and the characters specified in the help text below the field. Usernames are not case sensitive. The username “James” is the same as “james” in Drupal 7, and the user can log in using both.
    E-mail address The email is also required. It’s important that this be a valid email address for the user since Drupal uses it for various tasks. Since Drupal does does not include anything for bounced emails, it’s important you use a correct email.
    Password This is another required field. The password can be numbers, letters, symbols, and spaces. Keep in mind that Drupal 7 passwords cannot be all spaces though.
    Confirm password This is a security measure to prevent errors in typing the password.
    Status These are buttons to indicate whether the user’s account is active and can be used on the site.
    Roles Section This tab contains check boxes for each role or permission registered users and have on your website.
    Notify user of new account If you select this, Drupal 7 will send an email to the email address you entered in above to notify the user their account has been created
  7. Click the Create new account button at the bottom.
  8. Once you create the account, if you select the checkbox option labeled Notify user of new account, an email will be sent and will look like the screenshot below:drupal_add_user_3

 

If you need further assistance please feel free to ask a question on our support center.

Continued Education in Course 107: Managing Users in Drupal 7
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Section 1: Introduction to Users in Drupal 7
Section 3: Editing who can register accounts in Drupal 7
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