User Management


In this workshop you’ll learn how to add, edit, and remove users within your WordPress website. This workshop will introduce the user roles that exist within WordPress, but will focus on the how-to of user management, and not the organizational philosophy behind deciding which users are assigned various roles and permissions.

Learning outcomes

After watching this workshop, viewers will be able to…

  • Update their own profile
  • Customize the visible columns in the Users table
  • Create a new user account
  • Enable/Disable the ability for users to register their own account
  • Use the search, filter, and batch modification tools within the users table to find and/or modify existing users
  • Add and remove permissions (via Roles and Capabilities) for individual users
  • Reset a user’s password
  • Disable a user without deleting them
  • Delete a user
  • Reassign a deleted user’s content to another user

Comprehension questions

  • What roles can be assigned to users?
  • How do you create a new user account?
  • When deleting a user, what can you do with their existing content?
  • Length 19 mins
  • Language English
  • Captions English

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Angela Jin
@angelasjin
An inveterate volunteer, Angela has a longstanding passion for building strong, inclusive communities. She joined Automattic in 2018 as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project, and adores working with WordPress communities around the world. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Angela is currently trying out Madrid, Spain, where she delights in learning Spanish, exploring by eating, and reading a good book.