How to Add a New User in WordPress?

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Now, let’s see we can add new users to your WordPress website.

Step 1: Go to Users Dashboard

From your WordPress dashboard, go to Users > Add New first.

access wordpress add user dashboard
Access WordPress Add New User dashboard

Step 2: Enter User Details

On the next page, it asks you to fill out some details for the user you want to add.

The fields are –

  • Username: Here, enter a unique username for the user. It will be displayed on the website backend and also useful while logging in to the website. Entering the username is mandatory for creating a user.
  • Email: Enter the email address of the user. The user will receive the website notifications at the email address you enter here. Similarly, the user’s email is also required.
  • First name: Enter the first name of the user.
  • Last name: Enter the last name of the user.
  • Website: If the user has a personal website, then enter its URL here.
  • Password: Here, enter the password that the user can type in to log in to your website. You can also generate a suggested password by clicking on the Generate Password button.
  • Send User Notification: Tick on the checkbox to send users an email about their account creation.
  • Role: Select the user role from the drop-down menu.
add new user wordpress users
Add New User details in WordPress

Step 3: Confirm Add New User

After done, click on Add New User at last.

Step 4: Confirm User is Added

Its better to confirm is the user is added to the website or not by visiting the list of users.

access wordpress user dashboard
access wordpress user dashboard

To see all the users on the website, you should go to Users > All users. It will display the users with names, emails, and other information.

Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana is a marketing enthusiast originally from the Himalayas of Nepal and currently based out of Bangkok, Thailand.

He is currently the Marketing Director at Mbrella Films and

Marketing With WP is Ankit's blog full of marketing insights to turn your website into a 24 hour marketing machine.

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