How do I grant permission for other users to access and edit my WordPress site?

Note: Permissions can only be applied to the entire website, and cannot be page-specific.

To add editors or administrators to your WordPress website, first log in to access your site and make edits. You will then be presented with your site's dashboard:

Add user to site screen

To add a new user:

  1. Click on Users in the left-hand navigation.
  2. Click Add New.
  3. On the Add New User page, under the Add New User heading, enter the Username (their University of Michigan uniqname) and E-mail (their email address) for the new user.
  4. Select from the following using the Role drop-down menu:
    - Administrator – Has access to all the administration features within the website
    - Editor – Can publish and manage pages and posts, including those created by other users
    - Author – Can publish and manage only their own posts
    - Contributor – Can write and manage their own pages, but cannot publish them
    - Subscriber – Can only manage their site profile
  5. Check the Add the user without sending them a confirmation email box in the Skip Confirmation Email section. Note that if you do send them a confirmation email, and they do not click the link that comes in that email, their account will deactivate within 30 days.
  6. Click the blue Add New User button.

To remove access for a user:

  1. Click on Users in the left-hand navigation.
  2. Click All Users.
  3. Hover your cursor over the uniqname of the person you want to remove, and click the Remove link.
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