User Management in WordPress
Hello everyone! My name is Jake, and I’m a developer and owner here at Dirigible. Today, I’ll show you some user management basics, such as resetting user passwords, adding new users, and removing old users. Please note that the following instructions are based on a personal website, and your setup may differ if you’re a digital studio client with additional plugins or customizations. If you have any specific requirements, feel free to contact us directly. Let’s dive in:
- To add a new user, go to the Users section in your WordPress admin area.
- Click on “Add New” and fill in the user details. For example, enter “testjake” as the username and “email@example.com” as the email address.
- Generate a strong password or copy one from a secure password generator. You can choose whether to send the new user an email notification about their account.
- The most important part is selecting the user’s role. Each role (e.g., Editor, Contributor, Subscriber, Manager, Customer, Shop Manager) has different capabilities within your WordPress site and Dirigible site.
- The “Manager” role has the same powers as the site owner, so be cautious when assigning it. Only grant manager access to trusted individuals.
- Other roles like Contributor, Author, and Editor have predefined capabilities within WordPress. Refer to WordPress’s official documentation for more information on each role.
- Roles like Shop Manager and Customer are specific to WooCommerce. If you don’t have WooCommerce installed, you won’t see these roles.
- Once you’ve filled in the necessary information and selected the role, click on “Add New User” to create the account.
- You’ll now see the new user listed in the Users section. You can access and modify their account by clicking on their username.
- In the user’s account settings, you can change their role, first name, last name, nickname, and email address.
- You cannot change the username, but you can reset the user’s password or send them a password reset link if they’ve forgotten their password.
- Make the necessary changes to the user’s account settings and click on “Update User” to save the changes.
- To test the user’s role, log out of your administrator account and log back in using the newly created user’s credentials.
- Depending on the user’s role (e.g., Author), they will have access to specific capabilities such as creating and editing posts or accessing certain plugins. However, they won’t have access to critical site settings like appearance, colors, fonts, or menus.
- Log out of the user account and log back in as the administrator to regain full access to the admin area.
- If you no longer want a user to have access to the site, go to the Users section, locate the user, and click on “Delete” to remove their account.
- Optionally, you can choose to delete all content associated with that user.
- That’s it! You now have a basic understanding of user management, including adding, modifying, and removing users from your site.
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