Add New User by Admin


#1

Is add new user by admin disabled in the newer version.

I see only the option of adding existing user.

Networsk settings

But I still get the option of adding only existing users, could not add new users

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What I used to have


#2

We haven’t made any changes to user management in Pressbooks; maybe this is a change in WordPress 5.0. What version of WordPress are you running? Are you running other plugins?


#3

Thank you @ned for the reply. We do not run any other plugins. I think the wordpress is 5.0.


#4

Here’s a couple screenshots.

Pressbooks 5.6.2 / WordPress 4.9.8:

Pressbooks 5.6.2 / WordPress 5.0.0:

I can’t reproduce your issue, sorry.


#5

Super admin can add new user, but admin can only add existing user. My version is Wordpress 5.0. and pressbook 5.6.2.

Screenshot for admin user

Sreenshot for super admin


#6

That is correct. Only super admins can create new users. That’s how WordPress works.


#7

Admin can still add new user in wordpress 4.9.8 and pressbook 5.6.2.

To overcome this issue we ask the user to register first and add them as existing user, though a bit of cumbersome .


#8

I don’t think that’s correct. I’m testing this with WordPress 4.9.8 logged in as a book admin (not super admin) and I can’t register a new user from the book dashboard.


#9

I have rechecked the role of the user. This is the screenshot of admin add new user page.


#10

I can’t reproduce this. Just created a brand new network on WordPress 4.9.8 with a book admin user and I do not see the “Add New User” section.


#11

Please send the full output of the “Diagnostics” page.


#12

I have checked with the older version of wordpress and following is the result.

Wordpress 4.9.8 and Pressbook 5.6.2 -Book admin can add new user
Wordrepss 5.0 and pressbook 5.6.2 - Book admin could not add new user and only super admin can add new user.


#13

Please, provide the FULL diagnostics output. Visit the Diagnostics link at the bottom of the admin screen in both installations and copy/paste the contents (you can change URLs if you need to). Also, please verify that the Network Admin → Settings → Registration configuration is the same for both networks.


#14

Sorry, @johnpeterm, can’t help you any further.


#15