How to Grant Access to WordPress

Why Grant WordPress Access: There are several reasons you might grant someone access to your WordPress site:

  • Web developers: To build, design, or update your website.
  • Content contributors: To add articles or manage content.
  • SEO specialists: To optimize your site’s search engine performance.


  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard: Go to your website’s admin login (usually at and enter your administrator credentials.
  2. Navigate to Users: Click the “Users” tab in the left-hand sidebar.
  3. Create a new user: Click “Add New”.
  4. Enter user information:
    • Username: Choose a unique, easy-to-remember name. Avoid using “admin” for security.
    • Email address: A valid email address where the user can receive notifications. In this case,
    • Password: Create a strong password using the “Generate Password” button. This will be changed soon, but it should be strong if someone tries to access the account before that change occurs.
  5. Send new user notification: Check this box so WordPress will email the new user their login details and a link to reset their password to one of their choosing.
  6. Choose User Role: Select “Administrator”. This grants full access to all WordPress settings and features.
  7. Add New User: Click the “Add New User” button.

Additional Tips:

  • Temporary Access: If access is needed for a limited time, set a reminder to revoke it later. You can remove users in the same “Users” section of your dashboard.
  • Password Best Practices: Encourage strong passwords and consider using a password manager tool.