Newscoop's user management features enable you to control access for both staff and readers. You can define User Types, such as Journalist or Editor, and manage author profiles independently. User management tasks have their own sub-menu, Users, on the main Newscoop navigation menu.
Initially, Newscoop has only one user account: admin. Do not delete this account, as it is needed to inform users of events on the Newscoop system. The email address associated with the admin account can be used as the "Reply-To" address in these notification emails.
Instead of configuring each access right for individual users, which would be very time-consuming for a large publication, Newscoop enables you to create generic user types which can be assigned to multiple users. A User Type is defined by a checklist of tasks that the user is allowed to perform in the Newscoop system. This list of tasks ranges from creating, managing and editing publications, sections, or articles, to theme and plugin management.
Newscoop has five default user types, listed here in order from most to least powerful:
To create a new user type, click Manage User Types on the Users menu. On the right side of this page, enter a Name for the new user type in the Add new user type box. Then click the Save button.
When you return to the User types list, your new user type should be shown there. Click on its name to edit the permissions for that type.
Check the boxes for the rights that you want enabled for this user type. For example, under System / Notification, check get for these users to receive notification emails from the Newscoop system. A sub editor User Type would also need to have the edit box checked under Authoring / Articles. Then click the Save button at the top of the list.
To add a new user to the system from the administration interface, click Manage Users on the Users menu, and then click the Create new account button on the upper right side.
You should specify the details of the new user including a Username and Password, whether the account is activated, if the user should have access to the Newscoop backend (the administration interface), if the user should have a public profile, if the account has been verified, and if the account profile should be featured in your publication. Choose a User Type (either one of the default types, or a custom user type that you have created). If the user account is to be linked to one of your publication's contributors, choose the Author name from the drop-down menu. (See the chapter Managing authors for details).
On the right side of this page, you can add biographical and social media details for the user, and any custom attributes that your publication requires. Then click the Save button.
Once the user account has been saved, you can add further information to the account or update it, including geolocation for the user and editorial permissions. If the box Allow users profile to be publicly displayed is checked, the Edit profile link will become visible. Click this link to open a pop-up window in which you can upload a picture of the user.
User accounts can be edited, renamed or removed on the Manage Users page, which is found on the Users menu. Click the green Edit button to open the Edit user page, the green Rename button or the red Remove button.
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