The Difference Between Chief Editors and Staff Editors

You can now have different levels of editors on your yearbook team!

Primary Chief Editor: A single Chief Editor who is the first point of contact for TreeRing.  We will contact this person if there is an issue to be discussed.

Chief Editor: Point person(s) in charge of everything (book details, yearbook creation, community management, orders, etc.) Chief Editors have access to all the Editor Tools: Dashboard, Checklist, Org Info, Promote, People, Orders. Since a Chief Editor has access to everything the person should be an adult.

Staff Editor: Staff editors only have access to editing the book. They do not have access to managing the community, orders, book settings, adding pages, etc. Staff editors can create photo folders but cannot delete them or change the type of folder. Staff editors can't delete shared photos uploaded by others. By default they can edit ANY page unless Assign Pages is turned on. Then they can only edit the pages they are assigned. This role is great for students.

Restricted Staff Editor: Same as a Staff Editor except they are only allowed to add content to the pages. They can type into existing text boxes and drag and drop onto existing photo boxes. This is ideal for young students or when Chief Editors want to really control the exact layout of the book.

  • When adding an editor to your Yearbook Team, select Primary Chief Editor, Chief Editor, Staff Editor, or Restricted Staff Editor. After they have successfully been added, click on their name in the Yearbook Team list if you need to change their Team Role.



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