People are forever changing who they work with and who has access to their websites. Follow these simple steps below to add and remove a User on your WordPress website.

How to add a User

  1. Log in to your WordPress website. (When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’)
  2. Hover your mouse over ‘Users’ in the left-hand side menu
  3. Click ‘Add New’
  4. Fill out the form
  5. Click ‘Generate Password’ (copy the User name and password for the intended recipient)
  6. Set the role by clicking the ‘Down Arrow’
  7. Click ‘Add New User’

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It also pays to keep the inside of your site up to date with ‘Administrator Users’.

How to remove a User

  1. Log into your WordPress website
  2. Hover your mouse over ‘Users’ in the left-hand side menu
  3. Click on ‘All Users’
  4. Hover over the name of who you want to remove, and click ‘Delete’
  5. Choose either “Attribute All Content To’ another User OR ‘Delete All Content’
    But beware, if you choose the latter, you can not recover what the User contributed to the website

That’s it… you’re done.

Leaving unwanted ‘Users’ on your website will allow them access. Access that should no longer be granted if they no longer work with you. It’s so easy to overlook this. I mean, let’s face it… why would you even think about it? Not many people have the thought to write these things down.

Speaking of which, if you struggle with processes and procedures, you need to chat with JMJ – EA for a Day, the Small Business Solutions Architect. She’s your go-to girl for all your process and procedure documents, to name a few. With over 30 years of experience in the field, you couldn’t ask for a better business solution to all your administration headaches. And I know we’ve all had our share of those.