Adding People Profiles

Your website may uses the Profiles plugin to allow your Faculty members to update their own profiles. To provide access, the steps are outlined below:

In general: add the user’s account, and then associate their profile with the new account.

  1. The user must have a CMS account before you add them to your site.
    • ask the user to go to cms.ubc.ca and create an account with their CWL
  2. Now you can add the user to your site; visit cms.ubc.ca to log in and click My Sites to view the dashboard of your site.
  3. Click Users in the left menu.
  4. Click Add New.
  5. Type in the email address of the user (e.g., firstname.lastname@ubc.ca).
  6. Click the Add User button.

At this point, the new user will receive an email from the WordPress website. They must click a Confirm link within the email to activate their new account.

Now you can assign the profile to the person.

  1. In the dashboard of your site, click the Profiles menu.
  2. Scroll or use the search feature to find the correct Profile.
  3. “Edit” the profile.
  4. On the right column, scroll down until you see the “Author” box.
  5. In the dropdown list, choose the matching account name.
  6. “Update” the profile.

You are done! Instruct the new user to log in with their CWL from cms.ubc.ca, then edit their profile.

Learn more about People Profiles