These days, website administration is a team effort. Instead of having one person be responsible for updating content or design, multiple team members play a role. Luckily, WordPress easily accommodates this modern workflow by allowing for multiple users.
As an administrator of a WordPress site, you can set-up multiple users for your website and assign access levels or capabilities to each user. Having the ability to set up multiple users benefits you in a myriad of ways, including:
- Greater accessibility – With a computer and an internet connection, you can make changes to your website or update content no matter where you are in the world. Effectively, this means that multiple team members can be logged in and working on different aspects of your website at once, from anywhere on the map!
- Increased collaboration – WordPress is a great platform for multi-author blogs and other projects that require collaboration and teamwork. In fact, one of our clients runs a travel blog where many contributors update the site in real-time as they go about their travels. WordPress is the ideal platform for them as they can all be logged in and blogging at once.
- Ease of creating a membership site, if you wish – Multiple users also applies to website visitors. With a little help from plugins, your WordPress website can become a full service membership site with as many or as few levels of accessibility as you like!
- Ease of updating – Because WordPress was built with multiple users in mind, the interface is very easy to navigate. Not only does WordPress make it easy to train multiple users, it also makes change management a cinch.
The ability to add multiple users to a WordPress website is a benefit that is often taken for granted. But when you stop to consider that most other CMS’s charge for this simple and important functionality, it becomes a yet another reason to–you guessed it–choose WordPress.