How to Add New Artists

The process for creating and publishing an artist should take at most 5 minutes per artist:

  1. Create a new WP user (1 minute)
    1. From the dashbard, go to Users > Add New
    2. Enter user name, email and initial password (can leave everything else blank)
    3. Choose the Pending Member role
    4. Click Add New User button
  2. Create a new Artist Profile (30 seconds)
    1. From the dashboard, go to Artist Profiles > Add New
    2. Enter title (artist name) (can leave everything else blank)
    3. Click Publish
  3. Make the member the post author (30 seconds)
    1. From the dashboard, go to Artist Profiles
    2. Find the profile and click Quick Edit
    3. Choose the right person from the Author dropdown
    4. Click Update
  4. Send email to artist with: (2 minutes)
    1. WP login URL (same for everyone, aawaa.net/wp-admin)
    2. user name
    3. initial password

    Ask them to fill out their profile and let you know when they are ready.

  5. When you get word from an artist they are ready with their profile (30 seconds)
    1. From the dashboard, go to Users > All Users
    2. Find the user and click Capabilities
    3. For Primary Role, choose Artist
    4. Click Update

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