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
- Log into your WordPress website. Typically this is by using the url www.yoursite.com/wp-admin.php. If this site doesn’t work for you, contact your hosting company to find out what your wordpress login url is.
- 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”.
- Enter the following criteria:
- Username: Fireflywebstudio
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make sure “Send the new user an email about their account” is checked.
- Assign the Role as “Administrator”.
- 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!