Tech Tutorial // Creating a New WordPress Admin

If you’ve ever worked with a web designer, you probably are familiar with them asking you for your username/password to things like your hosting account so that they can hop in and make changes as needed. But for wordpress, I usually ask my clients to create an admin account for me so that they can delete it when we’re done with the project. It sounds a little intimidating, but creating a new admin is actually super easy!

Tech Tutorial 1 - Creating a New WordPress Admin

  1. Log into your wordpress dashboard (
  2. In your sidebar menu, look for the “Users” link (hint: it has a little icon of a person next to it)
  3. When you hover over users, you’ll see the flyaway menu. Click “Add new”
  4. From there, create a username like “Lindsaythedesigner”…anything BUT admin! Seriously, just don’t use admin, it’s horrible from a security standpoint.
  5. Plug in the email address of your new user, and create a password.
  6. Check the box that says “send password” so your new user can see their new pw!
  7. This step is the most important! Where it says “Role”, the dropdown menu defaults to subscriber. But for someone to make changes on your site, it needs to be changed to Admin. Don’t forget that step!
  8. Hit add new user, and you’re all set.

See, that wasn’t so bad, was it?