How To Add An Administrator To Your WordPress Website

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Whether you’re working with a WordPress developer, trouble shooting a plugin or hosting issue, subscribing to a maintenance care plan or just want some help from a friend, knowing how to add an administrator to your WordPress website is a valuable skill. 

Add an Administrator to your WordPress website in 4 easy steps

  1. Log into your WordPress website. Typically this is by using the url If this site doesn’t work for you, contact your hosting company to find out what your wordpress login url is. 
  2. Once logged in, you will be in your WordPress admin console. On the left side you will see a vertical menu. Select “Users” and then “Add New”. 
  3. Enter the following criteria:
    1. Username: Fireflywebstudio
    2. Email:
    3. Make sure “Send the new user an email about their account” is checked.
    4. Assign the Role as “Administrator”.
  4. Click “Add New User”


And that’s it! 

Video Tutorial for reference

Incase you’re more into videos or just not that tech-savvy, I’ve created a short video to show you how to add a WordPress administrator. 

Assigning other WordPress user roles

You can also use this tutorial to add any other WordPress user roles.

There are a total of six standard WordPress roles, but can be many more depending on how your site is set up. 

Here’s a quick breakdown of the access each role gets to your site, incase you’re not sure which one you need. 

  • Super Admin: Get’s complete access to the site including network administration features.
  • Administrator: Get’s access to the administrator features on just one site. 
  • Editor: Can publish and manage their own posts, as well as the posts of other users. 
  • Author: Can publish and manage their own posts. 
  • Contributor: Can write and manage their own posts, but cannot publish them. 
  • Subscriber: Can only manage their own profile. 


If you have any questions about this tutorial or how to assign roles, leave a comment below! 

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