Author is a WordPress user role which is given to a person who can write articles for your blog. An author can upload images, create posts and publish them however she doesn’t have permissions to manage or publish posts of other authors.
Authors can manage their own profiles within WordPress like changing name, email or website.
How to add an author?
- To create a new Author account in WordPress, go to Users > Add New
- On the Add New User page, fill in the required information.
- Press Add New User button at the bottom.