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Running a website where you have multiple content creators can be quite challenging, especially when you have to change a particular aspect of their account. Such as if they forget their password or stop creating content, so you remove them. No matter the reason, WordPress has the nice functionality of allowing you to manage your WordPress users. With options to change the password, theme, and even more.
To view the users on your current WordPress installation, you would need to be logged into your WordPress Dashboard as a user with the Administrator role.
Once logged in, you will want to navigate through the sidebar to Users -> All Users. Click on that.
After you click on that, you will be brought to a page where you can view the current users who can log in to your WordPress. This will allow you to do various functions, such as edit the profile details and delete the user. From the bottom of the page, you can quickly change the roles of selected users and delete them as well. Essentially this will give you a basic overview of the roles and contact information for the accounts on the WordPress installation.
To delete a WordPress user, you would use the above steps to navigate the User Management page. Then if you hover over the user's account, you should see the option to Delete the user. Clicking that will bring you to a new page for the deletion of that account.
From here, you can decide what will be done with the content that the user has written. You can either Delete all content that the user has created. Or change the author for the content to another. For that, you would select the new author from the list of users in the drop-down box to the right of this option. Once you confirm what you want to do with the account's created content, you would click Confirm Deletion. After clicking this, the user will be removed immediately and permanently.
Following the steps above, you will be brought to the management page for the accounts. To start editing an existing user, you would hover over their account in the list and select the Edit button under their username.
Clicking Edit will bring you to the Edit User page for that user. From here, you can make changes to the user's account.
After you change the options to how you would like the user to have, you would click on the Update User button. This will save the changes and apply them to the users' accounts.
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Written by Hostwinds Team / April 24, 2018