Adding a New User to a WordPress Website

With WordPress powering over 42% of the web, it’s no surprise that most businesses have used the CMS for their own website. From simple blogs to advanced websites or web-based applications, the opportunities afforded by WordPress are seemingly endless. Fortunately, WordPress comes with a robust user management system built-in to the system to allow businesses to add users with various roles and permissions levels to meet their unique needs.

This support article will look at the steps required to add a new user to a WordPress website. This will allow marketing teams to work on the website, update content, rebuild the chosen theme, and more when completed. Although, the best part is that the master password used to create the WordPress won’t need to be shared – furthering the level of security that is possible. By allowing the business owner to maintain ownership of the WordPress website’s primary credentials, they can rest easy knowing that their website is safe and secure at all times.

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Adding a New User to WordPress

To add a new user to a WordPress website, follow these five steps:

  • 1 Login to the WordPress dashboard to access the backend of your website. In most cases, accessing the login screen can be done by adding “/wp-admin/” to the end of your website URL.

  • 2 Locate the “Users” option on the left-hand side menu. Click on this option to access new features related to users and different permissions options.

  • 3 At the top of the Users page, find and click the “Add New” button.

  • 4 Fill out the form that populates and set the role to “Administrator.” If you create an account for a team member at Maennche VCMO, please check the “Send the new user an email about their account” option.

  • 5 To finish adding a new user to WordPress, click the “Add New User” button.

Once these steps are completed, the new user will receive an email informing them that the new account has been created. Depending on the role and permissions chosen, this can open up new options to add or edit content, update themes, update plugins, and much more. If your needs change, users can also be removed from the same page.

If you are still having trouble adding a new user to your WordPress website, please contact us for additional assistance.