How To Create A New User in WordPress

Created by Ryan Reiffenberger, Modified on Fri, 31 May 2024 at 04:07 PM by Ryan Reiffenberger

This guide will teach you how to create a new user account with the desired permissions in WordPress.

The Users Add New Screen allows you to add new users who can login to your site.

In this Screen, you may add new Users to your site. If the Anyone can register option is set in the Membership section of Administration > Settings > General, users can register themselves at http://your wordpress url/wp-register.php. Regardless of that setting, you can manually create new users here.

  • Username (required) – Enter the username of the new user here. This will also be used as the Login name of the new user.
  • E-mail (required) – Enter a valid e-mail address of the new user here. The e-mail address must be unique for each user. If a published post or page is authored by this user, then when approved comments are made to that post or page, a notification e-mail is sent to this e-mail address.
  • First Name – Enter the first name of the new user here.
  • Last Name – Enter the last name of the new user in this text box (the display name defaults to first and last name).
  • Website -: You may enter the new user’s website URL in this text box.
  • Password (twice) – Enter a password for the new user twice here, once in each text box.

Strength Indicator This indicates if the password you entered is Very Weak, Weak, Medium, or Strong (displayed in green). The stronger the password the more secure the login. Hint: The password should be at least seven characters long. To make it stronger, use upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols like !”?$%^&).

  1. Send Password? – Check the box to Send this password to the new user by email.
  2. Role – Select the desired Role for this User from the drop-down box. Default: Administration > Settings > General – New User Default Role
  3. Add New User – Click this important button to save the new user’s information into WordPress’ database. If you don’t click this button, the user will not be added. A flash message at the top of the screen will advise you that the new user has been added.

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