How to create a new on Wordpress

How to create a new user in wordpress

From time to time on your website you may need to allow other people access to your website.

You may have a virtual assistant who wants to make changes to your website or you may want to give access to a developer.

Whilst you can hand over your passwords, a safer way is to provide them with their own logon.

There are a number of different user “roles” that you can choose to set up your new user. A comprehensive list is here on WordPress own training notes and will depend on how much access you want to give the user.

Full “admin” rights will give the user access to change anything. Admin rights are usually given to a developer. Editing rights is another useful profile that can be used by a Virtual Assistant for example to create posts on your behalf.


Log on to Your WordPress Site

To enter a WordPress website, you need to add /wp-admin to the end of your url. This will give me access to make changes to your website to conduct the audit.

For example:

https://www.yourdomain.au/wp-admin

https://www.plinkit.com.au/wp-admin

Do this through your normal website browser that you use to access the internet.

Enter your log on Details

If you can’t remember than just click on “forgot password”

Wordpress Logo-on Box

Enter the "users" menu

The users menu is on the lefthand side of your screen when you first enter WordPress. Yours might look slightly different. 

Choose Users – Add New

Add a new user to WordPress

Next add the user

Please use the following details

Username: Plinkit

Email: abc@zyx.com.au

First Name: ABC

Last Name: DEF

Password: Anything [will be changed]

Role: Administrator

***Note: Tick “Send the new user an email”

Click: Add New User

An email will be sent to new user and they will be able to access your website. When they have completed the work, you can delete them as a user. 

Add new user to the WordPress add new user box

how to delete a user from wordpress

Once the user has finished working on your website. You can delete them off. 

1. log on to wordpress

Follow step one from the first part of this guide “Add a new user in WordPress”

2. Enter the WordPress "Users" Menu

Once again enter the User Menu shown on the lefthand side of your screen.

USERS – ALL USERS

How to delete a user from WordPress - WordPress Users Menu

3. Choose the WordPress user to delete

Tick the checkbox next to the user you wish to delete. In this example it is “Plinkit”

Tick the checkbox next to the user you wish to delete. In this example it is “Plinkit”.

4. choose DELETE

Under the menu option “Bulk Actions” change the option to Delete

Under the menu option “Bulk Actions” change the option to Delete

5. press apply

Under the menu option “Bulk Actions” change the option to Delete

6. confirm deletion

When you delete a user, you can delete any content they have created or move that content to another user.

To be safe, always choose “Attribute all content to” and choose yourself. If the user you have deleted has made any changes such as adding a blog post or creating anything for you on your behalf, then you will loose that content if you choose delete all content. The second option will transfer it to your name.

Once confirmed, that user will be deleted and will no longer have access to your website.

Add new user to the WordPress add new user box

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