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How to Add and Delete a User in WordPress Admin

When using WordPress, you may need to give more than one user access to edit your site or blog. You can create multiple users for WordPress and give each user a different role. As part of WordPress user management, you may also need to remove access for a user who no longer manages your site or blog. Let's go over the different WordPress user roles and how to create or remove access.

What is the Difference Between WordPress User Roles?

Before you create a user, you should understand the types of users that WordPress allows you to create. There are five categories of WordPress users:

  • Administrator - This user has access to all of the administrative functions for the WordPress site.
  • Editor - This user can publish and manage posts, including posts created by other users.
  • Author - This user can manage and publish their posts but not those of other users.
  • Contributor - This user can write and manage posts but cannot publish them. They need to be published by a higher user.
  • Subscriber - This user can only view the site and manage their profile.

To learn more about user roles, What WordPress User Roles Are and How to Manage Them for Your Website.

To learn more about how to log in to WordPress Dashboard, please see How To Login To WordPress Sites - WP Admin Access.

Now that you understand the types of users, follow these steps to add and delete a user.

How to Add a User in WordPress Admin

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. From the side navigation menu to the left, choose Users.
  3. Click Add New to create a new one.
  4. On this page, you will need to enter the information for your new user, such as username, email, and setting up the password.
  5. Check the box for Send this password to the new user by email. Make sure that you have entered the new user’s email correctly.
  6. Choose the role that you want to assign to this user.
  7. Click Add New User when finished.

How to Delete a User in WordPress Admin

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. From the side navigation menu to the left, choose Users.
  3. This screen will show you all the existing users.
  4. Choose and hover to the user you want to remove and click Delete.
  5. Click Confirm Deletion.


Understanding user roles like administrator, editor, author, contributor, or subscriber is crucial to keep your operations smooth and to delegate your tasks efficiently. By following the steps outlined, adding or deleting users becomes effortless. Manage your WordPress user roles today.

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