How to Edit Users in WordPress?

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Next up, we will see editing users in WordPress.

This includes editing names, roles, email, bio, color schemes, etc. for the users. This also includes providing some additional access like the visual editor, keyboard shortcuts, toolbar, etc.

So, let’s see all the options you get while editing a user.

Step 1: Go to Users Dashboard

First, go to Users > All Users to find the list of all the users.

From there, hover over the user you want to edit.

click on edit user wordpress user
Click on Edit on the WordPress user

Step 2: Edit User Details

On the next page, you can see all the editable options.

Personal Options

  • Visual Editor: It has the checkbox to disable the visual editor when writing. Checking this box will disable the Gutenberg editor on the user’s end. This is good for the users who prefer creating posts with HTML.
  • Admin Color Scheme: It offers 9 different color schemes to pick from. This will change the theme and layout color of the admin dashboard for that user.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Check this box if you want the user to moderate comments by shortcut keys on the keyboard.
  • Toolbar: It has the checkbox that controls the appearance of the toolbar at the top of your website when on the website frontend.
wordpress user personalization option
WordPress User personalization options


  • Username: Under Name, the first option is the Username. However, it cannot be changed.
  • Role: Here, you can change the user role from the dropdown menu. It has the same basic options – Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, and Subscriber.
  • First and Last Name: Simply, enter the first name and last name of the user. If you have already entered the names while creating the user, you can also change them as well.
  • Nickname: The Nickname field is required. By default, your username is auto-placed on the nickname field. However, you can change it using letters, special characters, and numbers.
  • Display name publicly as: Here, you can see the dropdown containing the different possible names that you want to display. The suggestions derive from the name, nickname, and username you enter above.
wordpress user edit name of user
WordPress Edit Name of the user

Contact Info

  • Email: Here, you can change the email address of the user. Just clear the previous email address that’s already there and enter a new one.
  • Website: Enter the website URL of the user if available.
wordpress user edit contact info
WordPress User EditContact Info

About the user

  • Biographical Info: Here, you can type in a bio or introduction of the user if you want. The biographical is displayed below each post published by the writer if that’s enabled on your website.
  • Profile Picture: Here you can see the profile picture of the user if he/she has signed up for a service like Gravatar. Only the users themselves can add, change, or delete their profile pictures.
wordpress user about user
WordPress “About the User”

Account Management

  • New Password: You can create a new login password for the user from here. Just click on Set New Password and enter a new password you want.
  • Password Reset: It lets you send the user the link to reset the password.
wordpress user account management
WordPress User Account Management

Step 3: Confirm Update User

After you have edited the user, don’t forget to click Update User to save the changes.

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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