When you are running a WordPress website, you may want let people register or create their own profiles. This is important if you want to let visitors to your site create a community of subscribers and even contributors.

In this guide we will show you how to allow users to register for your Wordpress site. When they register, they will be setup as a Subscriber by default. You can change the user's permission level after they have registered, which will be covered in later tutorials.

How to Allow Users to Register:

  1. Login to the Admin section of your Wordpress
  2. Roll your mouse over the Settings link in the navigation menu, then click General.
  3. Click the check box next to Anyone can register.
  4. Now, click the drop-down box labeled Subscriber.

    You can choose a different default role here. By default, people that register are given Subscriber permissions. Wordpress defines the roles as:
    Administrator – somebody who has access to all the administration features within a single site.
    Editor – somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of other users.
    Author – somebody who can publish and manage their own posts.
    Contributor – somebody who can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them.
    Subscriber – somebody who can only manage their profile.
  5. Click the Save Changes button. You will then see a message stating Settings saved.

Congratulations,now you know how to let users register for your WordPress site!

Continued Education in Course 101: An introduction to WordPress
You are viewing Section 17: Allowing User Registration in Wordpress
Section 16: Creating a link in Wordpress
Section 18: Creating a Wordpress User in the Dashboard
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How do users register after we enable this feature? Is there a registration page?

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After enabling this feature, a Register link will be located on your wp-admin page.

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