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WordPress User Guide - Users

WordPress makes it easy for multiple users to work on your website.

To add a new user to the website, click on Users -> Add New:

Fill out the required fields. Note: The e-mail address must be or for registration to work.

The new user will receive an initial e-mail from with a link to confirm their subscription to the website. After confirming their subscription, they’ll receive a second e-mail with their Username, Password and the URL to log in. The user must click on the subscription link in order to confirm before they’ll be added as a user.

Their Role on the site controls their level of access. By default, these roles are:

The most commonly used roles are Administrator, Editor and Author. Some UMaine websites may have different defaults for faculty or staff. When in doubt about how to set up a new user or their role, contact the Web Office for guidance.

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Web Office
5703 Alumni Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3744 | Fax: 207.581.3534E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System