How to Correctly Add an Authorized Google Account to WordPress

You’ve just bought a shiny new smartphone, and you’re dying to use it. You’ve got a Google account already from using another device, so there’s no reason not to add it to your new phone. You’re excited to explore all the great content that Google offers, especially since you’re a fan of Google Now — the personal assistant app that comes pre-installed on the device.

You’ve got a few questions about how to correctly add an authorized account to WordPress. In this guide, we will cover the basics of adding a Google account to your WordPress site so you can get the most out of it.

Why Should You Add A Google Account To Your WordPress Site?

If you’ve read this far, I assume that you’re either already using a Google account in some form on your WordPress site or want to add one. Letting people log in with their Google account is an easy way to gain credibility on your site since it’s associated with one of the most popular companies in the world. Additionally, the data that Google collects via the login can be used to better serve your users.

How Do I Add A Google Account To My WordPress Site?

To get started, you’ll first need to log in to your WordPress site’s dashboard. From there, click on the Settings button in the top right corner, and then select the Accounts option. This will bring up the list of all your accounts, both social and digital, that you’ve setup previously on this site. You can add a new Google account by clicking the Add account button.

From here, you’ll be presented with a dialog box asking for the Google account’s password. Enter the same password as the email you used to register the account (the one that’s associated with the Google account). Once you’ve confirmed the password, click the Add account button.

Clicking this button initiates the process of adding the Google account to your WordPress site. Once added, you can click the Account Settings link in the Google account’s dashboard to configure various options associated with the account.

What Should I Configure About My New Google Account On My WordPress Site?

When adding a Google account to your WordPress site, you’ll be presented with a list of options. Depending on your needs, you can choose from:

  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Website
  • Address
  • Photo
  • Name
  • Password
  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Last Login
  • Social Media Accounts

As you might expect, you’ll select the Email option, fill in your email address, and confirm it. Then, you can select your default email template.

Beyond that, you have a number of options associated with the Google account. For now, let’s focus on the Email option. If you select this option, you’ll be brought to a page where you can configure the email settings for the account. In this example, we’ve entered our website’s URL as the account’s email address. WordPress will monitor for email addresses using this domain and present them in the From field when an email is sent from this account.

The next step is to enter a value in the Destination field. This is the email address where all the notifications related to this account, namely any emails sent from WordPress, will be delivered to. If you don’t have a separate account setup for spam filtering, you can select the Catch all email option here, which will allow all the emails to be delivered to this inbox.

How Do I Delete A Google Account From My WordPress Site?

To delete a Google account from your WordPress site, log in to your dashboard and click on the Settings button in the top right corner. From there, select the Accounts option and click on the account’s name to be presented with a list of actions to delete the account. Choose one of the options below:

  • Delete Account
  • Change Password
  • Lock Account
  • Reactivate Account

Once you’ve deleted the account, you can click the Save changes button at the top of the page.

Adding a Google account to your WordPress site is easy enough, but understanding all the settings and features can take some time. For now, we’ve covered the basics of adding a Google account to your WordPress site. If you’ve already got one, adding another is pretty easy. Once you’re done, you can start fiddling with the settings to make the most out of this account on your site.