How To Add An Administrator To Your WP Site

You will probably need to let someone else log in to your WP site at some point – maybe an employee, a blog writer, or a tech person.  You may be tempted to simply share your login credentials with someone you trust. Don’t do it.

Don’t. Do. It.

The only safe and secure way to let someone else log in to your WP site is to create a new user account for them.  Here’s why:

  • You don’t put your own password at risk by sharing it.
  • You can control their access level – they may just need to be an author or editor, not an administrator.
  • You can delete the account when they no longer need access.
  • It only takes a minute to do.

Here’s how to do it.

1 – In your WP Dashboard, go to “Users” and select “Add New.”

2 –  Enter a Username and Email 

3 – Make sure that “Send User Notification” is checked

4 – Select the “Administrator” role

5 – Hit the “Add New User” button

You will need to add me as an admin to your site if you signed up for a WP Total Care site maintenance plan.  You can use the Username and Email I show as examples above.  (Actually, any name will do – but you need to use the email).

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