How to Add New Admin User To Your WordPress Site

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WordPress comes with a user role management system which defines what a specific user can and cannot do on your website.
On a regular WordPress install, an admin username is the most powerful user role.
It can do anything on a website from adding a post and pages, install themes and plugins to updating and deleting them, and many more.
That’s how powerful an admin user is.
In this article, I will show you how to add an admin user to WordPress.

Adding an Admin User in WordPress

The first thing you will need is to log in to your dashboard.
Once you have logged in to your WordPress site, go to Users » Add new.
This will take you to Add New User page.
Here, you’ll need to input the following details:
  • Username (required)
  • Email (required)
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Website
  • Password
Both username and email address are mandatory. You have to choose a unique username and a strong password to stay away from hackers.
You may also need to send the new user an email to their account by ticking the checkbox next to Send User Notification.
And finally, set the user role to Administrator by selecting it from the drop-down.
Click Add New User button to save changes.
WordPress will create the admin user and send an email to the person specified.
That’s all there is to it.
I hope this article helped you learn how to add an admin user to WordPress.
You may also want to see my guide on the essential settings after installing WordPress.
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