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Create users and assign them the roles you created

Before handing the site over to the owner, you should create WordPress users for them. This will allow the people who manage content to safely edit only what they need, without risking to break your designs and templates.

Usually, you don’t want to give the site owners complete admin access to the site because they might break or delete important features. Instead, by assigning them the custom roles you created previously, you make sure they can access only the features and contents they need.

Follow these steps

  1. In the site’s admin, go to the Users page and click the Add New button.
  2. Fill out the user information in the user-creation form.
  3. Use the dropdown under the Role option to select the role for this user. You can choose between default WordPress roles and the custom ones you created in the previous lesson.

You don’t need to manually send the login details to the new users that you create. By default, WordPress will send emails with secure login information for you.

Originally written
June 2, 2020
Updated
July 8, 2020