How to Add an Agency as a User on Your WordPress Website or Blog

As a company, once you have entered into an agreement with a digital marketing agency, you’ll be asked to provide some login information.  By providing this information, the agency can begin work.  They can see how things are currently set up and what they’ll need to do before really getting started.  This post will go over how to add someone as a user to your WordPress website or blog.

There are four roles that you can assign to people who have access to your site/blog: Administrator, Editor, Author, and Contributor.


An administrator has full and complete ownership of a website, and can do absolutely everything. This person has complete power over posts/pages, comments, settings, themes, plugins, import, users – everything. Nothing is off-limits, including deleting everything.


An editor can view, edit, publish, and delete any posts/pages, moderate comments, manage categories, manage tags, manage links and upload files/images.


An author can edit, publish and delete their posts, as well as upload files/images.


A contributor can edit their posts but cannot publish them. When a contributor creates a post, it will need to be submitted to an administrator for review. Once a contributor’s post is approved by an administrator and published, however, it may no longer be edited by the contributor.

A contributor does not have the ability to upload files/images.

Only Administrators can add someone to your site.  If you’re an Administrator and you’d like to make someone a Contributor, Author, or Editor on your site, go to Users → Add New.

Fill in the required info, choose a password for them, check the box “Send this password to the new user by email” and select the role you wish to give them using the dropdown. Your new user will get their password in the email with instruction on how to log in. Once logged in they can change their password and any other info (except their username) by editing their profile.

That’s it!  Be sure to check out our blog for other helpful posts.  Contact us if you still need assistance and we’ll be glad to help you.

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