How to Add an Administrator to Your WordPress Website

Adding an administrator to your WordPress site is a straightforward process. This guide will take you through each step.

  1. Log In to Your WordPress Dashboard:
    • Start by accessing your WordPress site. Usually, this is done by adding /wp-admin at the end of your website’s URL. For example,
    • Enter your username and password to log in.
  2. Navigate to User Management:
    • Once logged in, you’ll find yourself on the Dashboard.
    • Look for the ‘Users’ menu on the left-hand side. Click on ‘Users’. This opens the User Management area.
  3. Add New User:
    • At the top of the User Management page, there’s an option labeled ‘Add New’. Click this.
    • You’ll be taken to a page where you can create a new user account.
  4. Fill in User Details:
    • You need to provide details for the new user:
      • Username: Choose a unique username.
      • Email: Add the new administrator’s email address.
      • Other details like first name, last name, and website are optional.
  5. Set the Role to Administrator:
    • Scroll down to the ‘Role’ dropdown menu.
    • Select ‘Administrator’ from the list of roles.
    • This grants the new user full access to the website.
  6. Create and Notify the User:
    • You can either set a password for the new user or let them receive an email to set their own password.
    • If you choose to set a password, make sure it’s strong and secure.
    • Once done, click the ‘Add New User’ button.
  7. Confirmation:
    • After adding the user, you’ll be redirected back to the list of users.
    • Confirm that the new administrator appears on this list.
  8. Inform the New Administrator:
    • If you didn’t set a password, WordPress will send an email to the new user.
    • Inform them to check their email for login instructions.

Remember, an administrator has full control over your website. Only grant this role to someone you trust.