How to Create a User in Movable Type

When creating a blog within Movable Type, you have the ability to allow members to post comments. While you also have the ability to allow them to self-register, you may not want to enable this feature. This could be for security reasons or perhaps you want to make an invite-only, or exclusive group. In this case, you will need to create each user yourself from the admin dashboard. Below are the instructions for creating a new user in Movable Type.

Creating a new user in Movable Type

  1. Log into your Movable Type admin interface.
  2. click on the edit profile link

    From the main interface screen, look to the top and you will see your profile information. Click on the Edit your Profile link.

  3. click on New user

    This brings you to the Systems Overview screen with your profile information. Look to the left menu and locate the Users category, then click on the New option.

  4. This brings up the New User registration screen. From here you will see the member information fields.
    UsernameThis is the members username that will be used to log in.
    Display NameThis is the name that will display publicly
    Email AddressThe member’s email address.
    Website URLThe member’s website address, if any.
    Initial PasswordThe member’s new password. It must be at least 8 characters long
    Confirm PasswordType the same password as the field above.
    LanguageSelect the member’s preferred language.
    Text FormatSet the default formatting filter.
    Date FormatSet the default date formatting.
    Tag DelimiterSet the default tag separator.
    PermissionsSet the user’s permissions.
    OptionsCheck to create a personal blog for the user
  5. Once you have entered the information in the fields, click the Create User button at the bottom to save the new member.

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