Adding a User in WordPress

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a content management system. A website built withWordPress as the cms allows users to login and edit parts of the website without having to code.

Why do we need access to WordPress?

To make changes on your site we’ll need access as an administrator on your website.

How to Add a User to WordPress

There are four default roles that you can assign to people who you want to WordPress site with: Administrator, Editor, Author, and Contributor.

You need to be an Administrator in order to add a new user to your site. 

To add a new user to an account:

  1. Login to WordPress
  2. Go to Users → Add New.
  3. Fill in the required info, you can have WordPress generate a random password or set one manually.. If you’d like to email the user their details,  check the box “Send this password to the new user by email”.
  4. Select the role you wish to give them using the dropdown.
    Roles are as follows:
  5. Administrator – somebody who has access to all the administration features within your site
    Shop Manager – somebody who can manage all settings within WooCommerce, create/edit products and who can publish and manage posts including the posts of others.
    Editor – somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of others
    Author – somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
    Contributor – somebody who can write and manage their own posts by cannot publish
    Subscriber – somebody who can only manage their profile
  6. Once logged in the user can change their password and any other info (except their username) by editing their profile.

For future reference, you might also want to check the steps in changing roles.

To modify user roles:

  1. Login to WordPress
  2. Go to Users → All Users in your WordPress admin.
  3. Check the box(es) next to the user avatar(s).
  4. Using Change role to… drop down menu, select the new user role(s) you want to assign.
  5. Click Change.