When using WordPress, you may need to give more than one user access to edit your site or blog. You can create multiple users for WordPress and give each user a different role.
Before you create a user, you should understand the types of users that WordPress allows you to create. There are five categories of WordPress users:
- Administrator – This user has access to all of the administrative functions for the WordPress site.
- Editor – This user can publish and manage posts, including posts created by other users.
- Author – This user can manage and publish their own posts, but not those of other users.
- Contributor – This user can write and manage posts, but cannot publish them. They need to be published by a higher user.
- Subscriber – This user can only view the site and manage their own profile.
Now that you understand the types of users, follow these steps in order to create a user.
- Login to your WordPress Dashboard. From the main left menu, choose Users.
- This screen will show you all existing users. Click Add New to create a new one.
- On this page, you will need to enter the information for your new user, such as: username, email, and setting up a password.
- Check the box for “Send this password to the new user by email”. Make sure that you have entered the new user’s email correctly.
- Choose the role that you want to assign to this user.
- Finally, click Add New User.
You will now see your user on the Users page. If you ever need to edit or remove the user, you can do so here.
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