How To-Change an existing User Account

This section provides information regarding the procedure to use to change an existing user’s (Chapter member’s) OESChapters.org (OESC) website user account in the OESC environment.

You would need to change a user only if their status changes, such a a name change or capability change occurs.

To change a user (member) in the chapter user accounts do the following

  • Log in to the OESC environment. click here for details on how to log into the OESC environment.
  • Click the Site Admin link in the meta section to enter Admin mode
  • Click the Users link to display the pages menu
  • Click the All Users link to open the list of all users.
  • You will now see the list of all users. Key the users name in the search box at the upper right corner of the page to search for the existing user, and then click search users
  • Click EDIT under the users name in the user list displayed to enter edit mode for the user
  • Make appropriate corrections. Note that you can not change the username.
  • Click UPDATE USER to save your changes to the server

The most common changes would be the users email address and adding/removing editor access codes when and individual changes roles within the chapter and starts or stops maintaining website content. For email changes merely key over the existing email with the new email.

For adding editor access

    • scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the section named Posts/Pages/Custom Post Types Editor Restriction
    • In the field WHAT TO DO verify that ALLOW is checked
    • In the field WITH CATEGORY/TAXONOMY ID key the public and (if appropriate) the private page category number for the chapter. These numerical values will be provided by the webmaster and indicate which pages/posts etc. belong to the chapter involved. It is very important that these be correct or the user will not be able to update the public and/or private pages for the chapter successfully as the numbers will not match the chapter and wordpress will reject the access. Double-check and get it right the first time!
    • Click UPDATE USER to update the user’s access rights.

For removing editor access rights

      • scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the section named Posts/Pages/Custom Post Types Editor Restriction
      • In the field WHAT TO DO verify that ALLOW is checked only if the user retains editor access rights
      • In the field WITH CATEGORY/TAXONOMY ID verify that the public and (if appropriate) the private page category number for the chapter are removed.
      • Click UPDATE USER to update the user’s access rights.

When all changes are saved:

      • Navigate back to the user and visually verify that everything looks OK. Correct any challenges as appropriate. Note that you can NOT change the username. If you have a username error you have to delete the incorrectly named user and then re-add it correctly.

If you have ANY challenges, please contact the webmaster for assistance.

Page last updated 09/08/2016