Giving Administrative Access to your WordPress site

There may be times when you may want to give someone administrative access to your WordPress site. e.g. a developer or designer you’ve hired to work on your site.

Under no circumstances should you e-mail your WordPress administrative username and password to anyone. E-mail is transmitted in clear text, and is easily intercepted and exposed/shared.

You should always protect and maintain control of your primary WordPress administrator account.

To authorize administrative access to your WordPress site:

  1. Send the URL to your WordPress Web site to the person.
  2. The person would then register as a user on your site.
  3. You’ll then elevate the rights of the persons new account.
  4. Once you no longer require the persons help, you can reduce their accounts’ access rights or disable their account.