How To Add A New User To Your WordPress Website
As a Wordpress website owner or one who manages a site, sooner or later you may need someone else to have access to the backend (WP Admin) of the site.
Fortunately, WordPress makes this fairly easy to do. You can follow the steps I take in my video or just read on as I give you the step by step process of how to add a new user to a WordPress website.
Step By Step Guide On How To Add A New User To Your WordPress Website
1. Login To Your WP Admin And Go To Users > Add New User
Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator. In the left sidebar, hover over Users and then select Add New.
2. Fill Out The Add New User Form
Here I’m creating a fictitious new user account with the username “George.” I also have to fill an Email address that he uses.
Then I need to keep these settings just as I have them but use the drop down menu to choose the role for the new user. If they full access then choose administrator. Do not ever copy/paste the Password and send in an email.
3. New User Will Get An Email Notificaiton
If all goes well your new user will get an email with a link to a page where the new user can set a password. The email will contain this information.
4. New User Needs To Set Password
Once the new user selects the link in the email she’ll be directed to this screen on your site:
The new user is encouraged to use a strong password he doesn’t need to keep the suggested password.
After the Reset Password button is selected the user is directed to the default WordPress login screen.
Two Things You Should Not Do
In case it isn’t obvious let me point out two things you shouldn’t do. Ever.
By sending credentials in an email you’re inviting hackers to use that information to login to your site and cause it harm. That’s a big reason why it’s a good idea to have each person who needs admin access have their own set of credentials.
And if you ever need to deny access to a credentialled user it’s easy to do. Just delete that user in the User section of your WP Admin as shown in my vidoe.
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