Adding a new user

Adding users to your WordPress website allows you to give people access to your website’s administrative screen so that they can add, edit or delete content. The number of options available to users can be determined by assigning them a specific role. For example, you might not want to give your copywriter full admin access to your website’s settings.

  1. Once you’ve logged in to your website’s administrative screen click on the ‘Users’ tab on the left side of your screen.
  2. Click on ‘Add New’.
  3. Enter a username (do not use ‘admin’), email address, name, and website. A secure password will be automatically created and emailed to your new user.
  4. You can set the user’s role to an administrator, editor, contributor or subscriber. There may be more role options available if your website is an online store. If you’re unsure which role to select but, would like to give a user access to updating the website’s content please select ‘editor’.
  5. Finally, click ‘Add New User’.

Once you have completed this process an automatic email will be sent out to the new user’s email address with their secure password. They will then be able to log into your WordPress website’s administrative screen to update the content.