The Chariot for Dummies
A short crib sheet for students who have only recently joined, or who haven’t been paying attention.
Authors can create posts. All material in a post they have created can be edited (or deleted) by them – and by no other author or commentator.
If you want to change a comment that you have made on a post, ask the author to change it for you by adding another comment. The author will usually make the change for you and then delete your request for change.
Editors can edit all posts and comments.
There is only one editor – Soutie, who has currently vanished, unfortunately.
Administrators can do more.
There are two administrators – Boadicea and Prasutagus. Bearsy is an author, not an administrator. Bearsy expresses opinions but has no technical control, whereas Prasutagus does the techie jobs but has no opinions. Don’t worry about it.
WordPress blog sites can be hosted and administered in two very different ways – by the owner or by WordPress. The Chariot is hosted by WordPress, so plug-ins or add-ons cannot be incorporated.
Administrators can edit .css files, but have no access to code or scripts. Read the WordPress documentation if you want to understand more fully.
Although much historical information and discussion is no longer available, it’s always worth glancing at the items on the menu bar (where the home button is).