Anyone can sign up for Chorus.
Adding an account to Chorus is important for account security and optimizing the discovery of any content the user creates. Whether someone is creating stories, writing comments, or simply needs a byline on Chorus, they’ll need an account.
There’s a few account types available to you, and guides on how to onboard both below:
- Basic freelancer accounts will allow someone to be added to a byline, but the user won’t be able to access any Chorus tools themselves.
- Accounts with permissions (such as author or editor) allow users to access Chorus tools, so they can contribute content, edit pages, and/or manage video. You can learn about permissions levels here.
Setting up a freelancer account
A freelancer account is for anyone who needs a byline, but does not need access to Chorus. This is useful for any third parties you’re publishing from, or in situations where you’d like to add an entity to the byline such as “AP Wire” or “Editorial Board” that doesn’t need access
To onboard a freelancer account to your community:
- Consider creating an author profile for them to improve their ranking in search results.
Onboarding a Chorus user with permissions and access
These accounts will need access to Chorus tools, because they will be contributing content or managing other users. These include roles like author, editor, manager, and moderator.
- They can sign up for an account, or you can create a freelance account for them.
- Search for their account and select Edit User.
- Update their Chorus permissions to give them access to Chorus tools. Permissions don’t roll up in the story editor, so select all that apply.
- Ask the user to reset their account by visiting: [your org].stories.usechorus.com/auth/reset
- If they are a new user on SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, or Polygon, you'll also want to activate their provisional account. Otherwise, continue.
- Send them instructions for setting up two-factor authentication and updating their timezone.
- Consider creating an author profile to improve their ranking in search results.
You’re all set! Now you have fully onboarded a user onto Chorus and given them access to the tools they need.
If you run into any issues, check out our guide for troubleshooting account access.