How to Add WordPress Admin User (2022)

How to Add WordPress Admin User (2022)

Any time I need to access a client’s WordPress website, it’s always better to add me as an Admin user instead of giving me your login credentials. For one, most people tend to reuse passwords. So if you give out your WordPress password, you’re likely giving out the password to several other of your accounts. For two, if you have two-factor authentication, we’ll skip past the need to share verification codes with each other.

This is a simple 5-step process to add a WordPress Admin User that will only take you 3-minutes after you’ve done it once.

1. Login to the WordPress Dashboard

WordPress Dashboard

2. Hover over “Users” and click on ‘Add New’

“Users” is located on the left-hand navigation panel. Depending on the number of plugins you have installed, you may or may not have to scroll down the page a little.

WordPress Add User

3. Fill in the required fields

  • Username: Make it easy. Use their first name or full name.
  • Email: Use their actual email. The newly created WordPress login information will be sent there.
  • Leave the pre-filled password that is already generated by WordPress
  • Leave the checkbox marked to email the user

WordPress Add User Fields

4. Select “Administrator” as the role.

You can already see this in the previous image above, but since this is the most important of adding a WordPress Admin User, it deserves an arrow all by itself.

WordPress Admin User Role

5. Click the “Add New User” button

If you’ve filled everything out correctly, the new user will receive an email with the WordPress login credentials you provided.

How to Build a WordPress Business Website or Blog

How to Build a WordPress Business Website or Blog

It’s now 2020, and the original article written in 2018 still holds up! We are in the peak times of Coronavirus, and I did add a few bits of new information. If you’ve been putting off your website for decades already, NOW is the perfect time.

It’s 2018. Why does your business not have a website yet? Or, it’s 2018, this is the year you start that business and get it off the ground! And for that, you’ll also need a website. You see, your website is the hub of your brand. Yes, some people get Instagram famous or create a brand that lives entirely on one social media platform, but by and large, nearly every business has a website and/or a blog to contain relevant information and additional monetization techniques. If you’re just getting into the digital game, you absolutely must have a website. And I highly highly suggest you start with WordPress. (more…)