WordPress User and User Role (2020)

In this WordPress post, I will teach you how you add a new user to your WordPress site. And the possible user roles you can assign to each user.

First of all, what is WordPress User and User Role?

A user in simple terms is the people who manage the entire or portion of a website. They have access to websites backend and can modify the website.

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A user role defines permissions for users to perform a group of tasks. In a default WordPress installation, there are some predefined roles with a predefined set of permissions. These roles are Super Admin, Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, and Subscriber.

Each role has a certain number of set tasks it is allowed to perform that are known as “capabilities”, like “moderate_comments”, “publish_posts”, “edit_users”, etc.


Now you know what a WordPress User and User Role is, the next question is how do you create a WordPress User? Don’t worry this how-to guide will teach how easy it is to create a WordPress User.


You should have an up and running WordPress site.

Creating a new post

Login to your WordPress site. (

On the right side of the screen, you will see the navigation drawer. Select the “Users” option.

wordpress dashboard

This is what you should see after clicking the “Users” option.

wordpress users

Click the “Add New” button location on the top left of your screen.

wordpress user add new

This is what you should see after clicking the “Add New” button. Here you can now add the information of your user.

user information

After filling up the new post. You can now click the “Add New User” button to save and create the new user.

That’s it. Congratulations!, You have created a new user for your website.

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