Creating a New Admin User


WordPress is a complex content management system.
You may find yourself in a situation where tech support or an outside developer needs access to your WordPress website.

The following steps show you how to create a second admin account – which can easily be deleted if it is no longer required.

 

Creating a New Admin User Account

1) Log into WordPress

2) In the left Dashboard sidestrip click on “Users -> Add New”

add new admin user in WordPress

3) Fill out the required fields.
Important: Select “Administrator” from the drop-down if you are seeking technical or development support.

4) Click the “Add User” button.

 

Deleting a User Account

1) Log into WordPress

2) In the left Dashboard sidestrip click on “Users”

3) Hover over the User Name and click “Delete”

delete wordpress user admin

4) Follow the onscreen instructions.
If the User has created posts or pages you need to assign them to a different User. If not the pages/posts will be deleted. This step cannot be reversed.

 

Visit the WordPress Codex to learn more about the different User Roles and Capabilities available in WordPress.