Creating users in WordPress allows you to add users with different roles and access privileges to your site. Once created, a user will be able to log in to your site with a username and password.
WordPress user roles include site administrator, editor, author, contributor and subscriber. These user roles control the level of site management granted to a user — including the ability to write, edit or publish content on your site. Users with lower access roles will see fewer options in the WordPress Dashboard when they are logged in.
Creating Users in WordPress
1. To add a new user to your WordPress site, log in to your WordPress site and click to expand the Users menu.
2. Click the Add New link located in the Users menu.
3. Enter the username, email address, first name, last name, website, and password for the user.
4. If this user is brand new, it’s a good idea to select to send this password to the new user by email.
5. Next, select the subscriber role for the user.
6. To see a basic overview of WordPress user roles, click the Help tab at the top of the screen. Here you’ll see details for how user roles relate to site privileges, so you’ll be able to decide which level of access to grant to your new user.
Kristen has been writing tutorials to help WordPress users since 2011. You can usually find her working on new articles for the iThemes blog or developing resources for #WPprosper. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys journaling (she’s written two books!), hiking and camping, cooking, and daily adventures with her family, hoping to live a more present life.