WordPress: Adding an Admin User
WordPress, the leading content management system for creating websites and blogs, has customizable features and a user-friendly interface that makes it the go-to platform for millions. However, as your website or blog grows, you will certainly need an admin user to help manage the site with you.
Understanding User Roles in WordPress
Before we proceed with adding an admin user to your WordPress site, we need to understand the various user roles available in WordPress. There are different user roles in WordPress that have specific responsibilities and access levels:
The super admin role is available in WordPress multisite installations and has extensive permissions to manage every aspect of the WordPress network, including adding and deleting users.
This is the most powerful user role in WordPress for regular website installations, with access and control over every aspect of the site as well as the ability to add or delete other users.
An editor can publish and manage their own posts, as well as edit other users’ posts, and can manage categories, tags, and pages.
An author can create and publish their own posts, but they cannot edit or delete other users’ posts, and can only view and edit their own posts.
A contributor can write and submit posts, but they cannot publish them unless an administrator or editor approves their posts.
Subscribers can only access their own profile and make changes to their own account. They cannot create content or interact with other users.
How to Add an Admin User in WordPress
To add an admin user to your WordPress site, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Log in to your WordPress Site
Log in to your WordPress site using your administrator’s credentials. You will need to have administrator access or role to add an admin user.
Step 2: Access the User Management Dashboard
Once you are logged in to your WordPress site, navigate to the “Users” section on the left-hand side of the dashboard. Click on the “Add New” button to create a new user.
Step 3: Fill Out User Details
In the “Add New User” screen, fill out the user’s details, such as username, email address, and a strong password. Ensure that the email address entered is valid.
Step 4: Assign the Admin User Role
To assign the admin user role, navigate to the “Role” section of the “Add New User” screen. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Administrator” as the user role.
Step 5: Save Changes
Once you’ve filled in the user’s details and assigned the admin user role, hit the “Add New User” button to save the changes.
Step 6: Inform the New Admin User
It’s important to inform the new admin user about their permissions and responsibilities. They must log in to WordPress using their username and password to access the admin dashboard.
Adding an admin user to your WordPress site is essential for efficiently managing your site, especially if you have a large site with multiple contributors. WordPress makes it quick and easy to do with these simple steps. Remember to always assign user roles based on the users’ responsibilities and access levels for smooth site managing. Happy site managing!