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Users are the people who have access to the back office* of the site - their role or function in your organisation requires them to manage, contribute or control what is done there.
Create a new user
- go on your website dashboard
- in the left-hand menu, click on "Accounts" then "Add".
- on this new page, you can enter a certain amount of information according to the proposed fields (name, email, login, password, role, ...)
The other fields are optional.
Manage the roles
WordPress allows you to assign different roles to the different people authorised to go into the site's backoffice*. This makes it possible to limit the possible actions or on the contrary to open more rights to a person according to what is expected of him on the site.
Here is a list of the different roles available:
- Administrator: access to all WordPress administration features
- Editor: can publish and manage its pages and those of other users
- Author: can publish and manage its own articles only
- Contributor: can write and manage their own articles but cannot publish them
- Subscriber: in the default role, the person cannot access the dashboard. This can be useful for example to allow people to leave comments on articles
- Super Admin : this is the role of your support team (technical management of the site)
In order to protect your site from any dangerous manipulation, it is preferable to assign the Administrator role to a limited number of people. The role of Editor is sufficient to carry out all the current operations on a site (create pages, articles, modify them, publish them).
Once the role of a new user has been established, click on "Add an account" to validate the creation of the new account (we advise you to leave the box "Send an email to the person about their account" checked to respect the confidentiality of the data). The person will receive an email almost immediately with a link to create a password. Once this is established, the new person can log in.