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How to Add a New User Account in WordPress

How to Add a New User Account in WordPress

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard using your unique credentials.
  2. Navigate to ‘Users’ on the left-hand side menu.
  3. Click on ‘Add New’ at the page’s top left.
  4. Fill in the user details:
    • Username: Choose carefully, as it cannot be changed later.
    • Email: Enter the email associated with the new user; this can be updated if necessary.
  5. Set a Password: You can assign a password here or let the new user set it through an email notification.
  6. Send User Notification: Ensure this option is checked to prompt the new user to set or change their password.
  7. Assign a Role: Select an appropriate role for the new user. Roles determine access levels, like:
    • Administrator for full access,
    • Author for creating and editing posts/pages,
    • Subscriber/Contributor for very limited access.
  8. Finally, click ‘Add New User’ to save and create the account.

Ensure you understand the permissions associated with each role to maintain site security and functionality.

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Last updated on January 2, 2024

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