How to Add Another WordPress Administrator

You might be wondering, “How can I add another WordPress administrator to my site?”

It’s a good question. Believe it or not, not all blogs are created equal. Some bloggers find it easier to manage wordpress on their own. For these individuals, having another WordPress administrator is not necessarily a good thing.

On the contrary, for other bloggers, having more than one WordPress administrator is ideal. These individuals like to delegate tasks and have people they trust assisting them with backend operations, content creation, and blog maintenance.

In this article, we’ll tell you exactly how to add another WordPress administrator to your site so you can enjoy the benefits of having more than one person keeping your blog powered on.

Step one: Choose the right person for the job

The first step to adding another WordPress administrator is to choose the right person for the job. You want to find a person who is both talented and trustworthy. The ideal candidate should be a WordPress enthusiast who is familiar with the platform and has experience administering a blog. They should also be detail-oriented, organized, and have good interpersonal skills.

If you’re looking for someone who can take care of both the technical and administrative side of your blog, then you can choose a WordPress developer who has extensive knowledge in both areas. A WordPress developer can take care of all the code for you, so all you have to do is focus on writing content and posting it to your blog. Having a WordPress administrator, on the other hand, will greatly enhance your blogging experience. They can help you with everything from setting up blogs to managing the content that you post to them.

Step two: Create a user and verify them

After you’ve found the right person for the job, it’s time to create a user and verify them. A user is an individual that your WordPress blog will interact with on a regular basis. This could be you, the person reading this article, or someone else from your organization. The first step is to visit the WordPress admin area of your site. Look for the login link in the upper-right corner. When you click on it, you’ll be prompted to enter a username and password. For this step, it’s best to use the same username and password you used to access the WordPress admin area of your site (if you used the same one).

Once you’re in the WordPress admin area, you can click on the user creation link in the left nav bar. This will bring you to the User Management page where you can create a new user. Give the user a memorable name and click on the Create button.

Step three: Visit the user dashboard

After you’ve created a user and verified them, it’s time to visit their user dashboard to get an idea of what they can do for you. Their Dashboard is where they can access all the tools and features that you’ve given them during the User Management process. This is also where they can see all the content that you’ve published on your WordPress blog.

When you visit a user’s Dashboard, you’ll see four areas of information on the left side of your screen. These are Recent posts, the main menu, Community, and Notifications. Let’s go over each one in detail.

Recent posts

Most users will have a link to the posts they’ve published called Recent posts. This link will be displayed at the top of the main page. When a user visits this area of their Dashboard, they’ll see a list of recent posts ordered by date posted. These are posts that were published by the user and linked to from the main blog page. Most users will only post infrequently, so this area of their dashboard will only contain a few posts. Keep this in mind when browsing their posts.

Main menu

The main menu is where you can access all the various areas of your WordPress site from one central location. When you visit the Dashboard of a WordPress administrator, you’ll see four areas: Admin, Appearance, Content, and Plugins.

On the left side of your screen, you’ll see the Admin menu with all the various submenus beneath it. The Appearance menu, for example, will let you customize the look and feel of your site to suit your audience’s personal preferences. The Content menu is where you can manage all the content that you’ve uploaded to your site. The Plugins menu is where you can find and install new plugins to enhance your blogging experience and take your posts to the next level.


Next to the four main areas of information on a WordPress administrator’s Dashboard is the Community area. This is where the user can interact with other users of their site and learn from their mistakes.

When a user is Active in the Community, they’ll see a green check mark next to their name in the upper-right corner of the screen. When a user is Offline, the check mark will be replaced by a grey dot. If a user is a Super Admin, they’ll always see a green check mark regardless of their activity in the Community.


At the very bottom of the Dashboard on a WordPress administrator’s screen is the Notifications area. This is where the user will see notifications from WordPress and third-party applications that interact with your site.

When you visit the Notifications area, you’ll see four buttons: Email, RSS, Social media, and Mobile.

The RSS (Real Simple Syndication) button will subscribe you to receive automatic notifications from WordPress via RSS. You can choose to receive notifications when a new blog post is published, when a comment is made on a blog post, or when a new comment is made on a blog post. You can choose the type of content that you want to receive notifications for using the various drop-down menus.

The email notification is sent to the email address you give to WordPress when you first log in. This is where you can choose to receive notifications from WordPress via email. The email will contain a brief description of the notifications and a link to view the full description. You can choose to receive notifications when a new blog post is published, when a comment is made on a blog post, or when a new comment is made on a blog post.

The social media button will bring you to a page where you can choose to follow any number of different social media accounts. When you follow a social media account, you’ll see a tick appear next to their name on your Dashboard. The more you follow, the more you’ll see. You can choose from Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ to find the accounts you follow.

Step four: Assign the user permissions

After you’ve added another WordPress administrator to your site by following the steps discussed above, the next step is to assign them permissions. Permissions are the various capabilities and rights that a user has in your WordPress site. For example, a user with the rights Capability Admin and the Role Contributor can change settings and create new posts respectively. You can assign one person all the permissions for a single area of your WordPress site or you can split permissions among multiple people. For example, you can give user A the Capability Admin, and user B the Role Contributor.

To assign permissions to a user, navigate to the Dashboard of the person you want to edit. In the Appearance area, you’ll see a box at the top labeled Permissions. Click on it and you’ll be brought to the User Permissions page.

Here you can assign various permissions to the user. You can give them the ability to create new posts, change the settings for your blog, or anything in between. You can use the various checkboxes next to the roles to determine what permissions you’re assigning to this user.

Step five: Test the new user

Once you’ve added a new WordPress administrator to your site and assigned them appropriate permissions, it’s time to test the new user. To do this, you simply have to log out of the admin area and log back in with the new user. Once you’ve logged back in, it’s time to visit the Dashboard again and test the new user. You can see all the features they can access and make sure everything is working as expected.

If you did everything right up until this point, everything should be working as expected. However, sometimes things don’t work out the way you expect them to. If, for example, you’ve created a new user with the username test and assigned them the Capability Admin role, but when you visit the Dashboard area, you still see the main blog area instead of the Admin menu with the various submenus beneath it.