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How to Give Someone Access to WordPress in 2024 (+ How to Request WordPress Access)

This article covers everything you need to know about giving someone access to your WordPress account. Give them view or edit access in a few simple steps. Are you an agency or freelancer who needs to request access? Learn how here.

Sarah Wisbey
January 11, 2024
3 min. read
Article Content
Why do you need to give access to WordPress?
How to give someone access to Wordpress Admin
How to request access to a WordPress site’s admin
Do you manage other assets for your clients?

WordPress powers almost half the world’s websites. Chances are, if you have an online business, you’ll need to use WordPress at some point. But how do you give someone else access to your WordPress site? 

Keep reading to learn how to give someone access so they can manage your WordPress site. We’ll also cover how to request access to become a WordPress admin. 

Let’s get to it. 

Why do you need to give access to WordPress?

If you have employees, or freelancers who work on your business, at some point they’ll need access to your WordPress site. They may need to post content, edit sections of your site or do some general maintenance on the site for you. 

For this, they’ll need admin access. It’s pretty simple to give safe access to someone else involved with your business. WordPress lets you create accounts for anyone who needs access to the backend of your website. This is great for security as you won’t have to share your password. 

How to give someone access to Wordpress Admin

Follow these steps to give someone access to your WordPress site: 

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin page which will be: yoursitename/wp-admin/
  2. In the toolbar on the lefthand side click on Users
How to add users WordPress
  1. Choose the option to Invite
Invite new users on WordPress
  1. Add the person’s WordPress user name or email address and chose the level of access you want to grant them: 
Choose admin rights on WordPress
  1. Click on Send invitation
  1. The person you invited will receive an email invitation and will be directed to your site that looks like this:
Email a new user receives when added as admin to WordPress
  1. They will need a WordPress account in order to log in to your WordPress site and voila! They can now make edits on your site without needing your password! 

How to request access to a WordPress site’s admin

If you are an agency or freelancer you may need to request access to a client’s WordPress site. Unfortunately there is not a way to do this directly via your WordPress account. 

Don’t already have a WordPress account? The first thing you’ll need to do to manage someone’s WordPress website is set up an account.

Then you’ll have to ask the client to manually add you as a user to their site. Why not send them this article so they know how it’s done?!

Do you manage other assets for your clients?

Do you manage other marketing assets for your clients such as a Facebook page, Facebook Ads or Google assets?

If you do, getting access to them no longer needs to waste your time and resources! 

We created Leadsie to make getting access, simple, quick and hassle free. 

You send your client a Leadsie link, they securely log in to their account, choose which permissions to grant and BOOM you have access! Leadsie does all the work adding you as a user in the backend so your client doesn’t have to! 

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Sarah Wisbey

Sarah is a pro at writing articles that accelerate SaaS businesses' organic growth. When she’s not caught up in the thrill of content writing, you’ll find her surfing in the Atlantic Ocean and running her own yoga retreats.