Adding authors in Movable Type is a dream. Movable Type uses what's referred to as a “role-based” authorization system for managing authors. What this means in simple terms is that access levels for a given author are determined by what role the author plays.
If authors are to coadministrate with you and others, their access is based on that role—and what actions they'll need to have access to according to that role. Similarly, if an author's role is simply to post and not manage any administrative tasks, the author's permissions will be assigned in accordance with that role.
Creating the Author Entry
The majority of your multiple author management will take place on the Add/Edit Weblog Authors screen (see Figure 8.1). Here, you'll ...