How do I add a new admin user?

Last update: 05 March, 2018

Adding a user with administrator rights in WordPress is fairly easy.

Table of Contents

Self-hosted WordPress site

  • Log in to your WordPress website. When you're logged in, you will be in your 'Dashboard'. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on 'Users'.
  • Click the Add New button.
  • Fill out the form, set the role to Administrator, and press Add New User. If you're creating the account for us, please DO NOT check 'Send Password?'
    Example filled out form
  • You have now created a new administrator user. If you want us to be able to log in to your website, please copy the link to your admin login, the username and password in your email to us. For example:
    Login URL: http://example.com/wp-admin
    User: YoastSupport
    Password: This2IsAVerySecurePassword

Oh, and don't forget to delete the account after your question has been answered!

WordPress.com site

  • Log in to the WordPress.com website. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on 'Settings'.
    WordPress.com Menu
  • Click on 'Security' across the top.
  • Scroll down to the 'WordPress.com sign in' section and turn off the 'Allow sign in using WordPress.com accounts'.
  • In the sidebar menu, click on 'WP Admin'.
  • You will be sent to your WordPress 'Dashboard'. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on 'Users'.
  • Click the Add New button.
  • Fill out the form, set the role to Administrator, and press Add New User. If you're creating the account for us, please DO NOT check 'Send User Notification'
    Example filled out form
  • You have now created a new administrator user. If you want us to be able to log in to your website, please send us the login details and the login url using the preferred format below:
    Login URL: http://example.com/wp-admin
    User: YoastSupport
    Password: This2IsAVerySecurePassword

Oh, and don't forget to delete the account and enabled the WordPress.com sign in option after your question has been answered!

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