Below is an overview of all the different options for creating usernames.

If you are using one of our authentication options the users will be created as LDAPGoogle Apps, or Shibboleth users depending on which authentication option you are using.  The exception is Users > Add New in site admin and network admin dashboard which will create accounts as a local user.  

Add New

Use Users > Add New in the dashboard of a blog when you need to add a few new or existing users to a blog, one at a time.

For more information refer to Add New support documentation.

Add Student Users

My Class > Add Student Users is used to bulk create student usernames when My Class is set up on the blog.

To use My Class the Classes plugin must be network activated in Plugins >  Plugin Management the network admin dashboard and My Class needs to be set up on the class blog.

For more information refer to Add Student Users support documentation.

Add Users

If you have LDAP enabled on your network the Users > Add New menu item is replaced with Users > Add Users.

You need to select Yes for “Allow blog admins to add users” and “Allow blog admins to bulk add” in Settings > LDAP Options > General Settings in the network admin if you want blog admin users to add LDAP users using Users > Add Users.

Batch Create

Batch create allows super admin users to quickly create usernames by uploading a CSV file to Settings > Batch Create in the network admin dashboard.

For more information refer to Batch Create support documentation.

Blog & User Creator

The Blog & User Creator function is used to bulk create add new or existing users to a site.

The Blog & User Creator is disabled on all new CampusPress networks.  Enable access by going to Settings > Blog & User Creator in the network admin dashboard.

For more information refer to Blog & User Creator support documentation.

Sign up page

Users can also create their own usernames if you have enabled your sign up page under Allow New Registrations in Network Settings.

Auto Create

Whenever possible, we recommend using a method to tie into your existing user accounts such as LDAPGoogle Apps, or Shibboleth.

If you use one of these options you can set up user accounts to auto create the first time a new user logs into your CampusPress network using their school username and password.