Creating, Deleting, and Suspending Editors

Learn how to add, disable your staff's CP5 accounts

Published: Friday, February 20, 2009

Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011 14:01

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To create new users in the admin area you should login to your admin site and then click on your site's folder in the Content Tree.

The last tab in this window will say Users. Click on the Users tab and then click the box Create Editor.

You will need to fill out all the fields and then give the level of access the Editor will need.

No check boxes:

The editor will be able to login and create articles but everything he or she saves will be in Draft mode. They can however move elements and switch out content.

Allowed to Publish:

Allows the editor to publish content on the site, move all elements and switch out content.

Allowed to modify stylesheets:

Gives the editor access to the stylesheets. NOTE: This should only be assigned to a minimum number of users.

Allowed to manage user accounts:

Gives the editor privileges to add, edit, and remove users accounts.

Allowed to send the bulk e-mail:

This gives the editor access to send the Newsletter out to your users who are signed up.


To Disable Access (Formerly Deleting Users):

We highly encourage disabling old users from the system at least each semester. To suspend users:

  1. Go to Users > Editors
  2. Click on the Editor you want to delete, which will open it in a new tab
  3. Click on the Edit button to open the user for editing.
  4. Click the Permissions tab
  5. Click the "Suspend" checkbox
  6. Click Save

The user's account is immediately disabled. They cannot log in unless the checkbox is unchecked. The system does not allow for user deletion in order to preserve log files and system elements.

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