Looking to add a new user to your WordPress account? It’s a relatively easy process that takes less than 5 minutes to do. Read our guide below to learn how to add new users and authors to your WordPress website.
On the left-side panel in your dashboard, you’ll want to click on settings.
At the top of the screen, click “security”.
Turn Off “Allow Sign In Using WordPress.com Accounts”
In your WordPress.com sign in section, scroll down to turn off the above setting.
Click On WP Admin
Clicking here will send you back to your WordPress dashboard.
Click On Users
After clicking on WP Admin, you’ll want to click on users, and “add new”.
Fill Out Information And Assign User Role
You’ll then be prompted to fill out the information of your user, which includes their username, email, first and last name, as well as password to log in.
You’ll also be asked to assign a role for your user access:
Administrator - this permission level grants full administrative access for a single website
Editor - editors can publish or edit posts of all users on the website
Author - this permission level allows someone to publish or edit their own posts, but not the posts of others
Contributor - this permission level allows users to write and manage their own posts, but they can’t publish their changes to the live site
Subscriber - subscribers are only allowed to manage their profiles, and have no permission levels to publish or create content for the site.
How To Add A User To WordPress Website
How to add users to your self-hosted wordpress.org website. It's a relatively easy process that takes less than 5 minutes to do.
Log into your WordPress dashboard to add a new user. Click "Add New User" to fill out information and assign a role for your user. Add users for a self- Hosted WordPress.org site is similar to the process for adding users for your WordPress.com site.
If you have a WordPress. com site, skip to the next section to complete the add-a-user process. To add a user, log into your site's dashboard and click on the "users" tab.