How to Add New Admin User To Your WordPress Site

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/pages, install themes/plugins to updating/deleting them and more.

That’s how powerful an admin user is.

In this article, I will show you how to add an admin user to WordPress.

How To Add an Admin User in 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

Once you fill out everything, you should see similar to the image below.

Adding an Admin User in WordPress
Creating New Admin User via WordPress Dashboard

Now, you may also need to send the new user an email to their account by ticking the checkbox next to Send User Notification.

Adding an Admin User in WordPress - Send User Notification

And finally, set the user role to Administrator by selecting it from the drop-down.

Adding an Admin User in WordPress - Administrator User Role

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. We hope this article helped you learn how to add an admin user to WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on the essential settings after installing WordPress.

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