From the release of Dokan version 2.9.8 the admins can add vendors from the Dokan Dashboard.
To do so, go to the Admin Dashboard > Dokan > Vendors > Add New.
Once, the admin hits the “Add New” button, he or she will get a form in the form of a modal window containing the necessary fields to add vendors.
The admin has to fill out the fields in three steps. In the first step, the admin will set the account information of the vendors. In the second step, the admin will fill out the Address. Finally, the admin will set the Payment Options.
Step 1: Adding Account Info
The admin will have to add photos, upload a banner image, fill out the vendor's name, email, phone number, username and he can also set a password for the particular vendor that the admin wants to create. Then he or she has to click on the next button.
(Please note that, if you do not fill out any required fields then you won't be able to go to the next steps.)
Step 2: Address
At this stage, the admin will input the address of the vendor and click on the next button to proceed.
Step 3: Payment Options
Finally, the admin will enter the bank account credentials and the PayPal email of the vendor:
The admin can also enable their vendors to sell their products, publish product directly and make a vendor featured. Finally, the admin needs to hit the “Create Vendor” button to create the vendor.
Here is how the vendor will be visible in the vendors' list:
This is how the admin can add vendors from the Vendors option of Dokan. However, the admin can also add vendors from the WP Admin Dashboard > Users > Add New User > Change the role to vendor.