Should I give my web developer my username and password? On the surface of it, this seems like quite the quandary. After all, how will your developer be able to make changes to your site if they do not have the login details? The answer is deceptively simple — WordPress allows you to create new accounts for anyone who needs access to the admin backend of your site. For added security, it even lets them set their own password. But as is often the case with computer security, convenience all too often wins out over best practice. This is all well and good, until your website gets hacked. Cleaning up after a hacker takes a lot of time and money that could be better invested elsewhere.
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One of the benefits of being an InMotion WordPress Hosting customer is that we can migrate your existing WordPress website to your InMotion Hosting account or easily get you set up with a site that has WordPress already installed. Once you have completed the installation of WordPress , you can log in to your dashboard. Please take note that your login credentials are not the same as your cPanel username and password unless you set them up as the same. If you installed WordPress on a new domain or on a domain that is not yet pointed to your account with InMotion Hosting, you will not be able to use the dashboard until you point the domain to our servers or until the DNS changes take effect. There are several reasons why you may be getting errors when trying to login to your WordPress dashboard. We will go over a few of the common ones. If you are getting this error, it is because there have been too many failed logins on your dashboard.
How Do You Use The WordPress Admin Area?
Administrator is a user role in WordPress. When a user installs WordPress, it creates a new user with the username and password defined during the installation. That first user is assigned the user role of administrator. They can perform all actions on a WordPress website and have full capabilities. A user with administrator role can also add and remove other users with the same role. When assigning the administrator role to a user, it is important to remember that administrators have the ability to delete content. Administrator is the only user role that has the ability to upgrade a WordPress blog. They can change themes and edit core WordPress files by using the built in theme editor.
WordPress uses a concept of Roles , designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site. A site owner can manage the user access to such tasks as writing and editing posts , creating Pages , creating categories , moderating comments , managing plugins , managing themes , and managing other users , by assigning a specific role to each of the users. Each role is allowed to perform a set of tasks called Capabilities. The Super Admin role allows a user to perform all possible capabilities. Each of the other roles has a decreasing number of allowed capabilities. One particular role should not be considered to be senior to another role.