Create user on WordPress will setup an account for each user so that you can connect Jetpack and ancillary services to the main website.
This series will show you “How to set up a Blog” and perform “WordPress Configuration“, we use these guidelines to deploy configure new websites on our production installations for professional services such as an Accounting firm, Medical Practice or Finance Broker.
- Create a user on WordPress.com
- Setup photo on Gravatar.com
This is part of the “How to set up a Blog” professional series and includes best practices and processes that we follow for building out the IdeasMen – Content Constellation system which allows niche markets such as Financial Broker Networks, Accounting Groups and Medical Practices to dominate SERP’s (Search Engine Ranking Positions) within their local & geographic regions.
Why have a wordpress account
The following sentence from the Akismet docs, outlines why we create a wordpress acount for our users/authors (if they do not already have one)
WordPress.com is a hosted web service built on the popular open source blog and site creation tool available for free at WordPress.org. The service or product you’d like to use is one of the suite of products made by Automattic, the company that runs WordPress.com.
To best serve our growing number of customers across the company, we’ve determined that a unified user account system is a necessary step toward getting seamless payment and functional integration across all of our tools.
Fill in account details
This will create user on WordPress
Fill in Security Settings – Optional
Only fill in the 2 factor security settings if you really are the owner of the account, if you are setting up the account on behalf of someone else then don’t do this section as it will create maintenance headaches later on.
Verify code using App Authenticator
Keep a copy of Backup Codes
Take a screenshot of your backup codes and store in a safe place, Maybe email to the site owner
Fill in public profile
- Fill in profile details – wordpress.com/settings/public-profile
- Click on edit photo to go over to Gravitar website
Gravitar.com – Main profile page
In this example, I’ll use Give us a link to a picure online to use
Enter the URL of the image on the internet
Crop your photo using the dotted box below
Choose a rating for your Gravatar
Set Primary Blog
This may be needed if the blog is set to YourSite.wordpress.com instead of www.YourSite.com
Gravatar – Name and Details
Fill out My Profile on Gravatar
Gravatar – Business Contact Details
Connect Jetpack to WordPress – Optional
This may be a good time to go and configure JetPack on your blog to use the WordPress Account