When you work with website designers and developers, you are entering a relationship built on trust. For that reason, I prefer that my clients not send me their login information via e-mail. I prefer for them to add me as an administrator on their site, and once I’m done with our project, they can revoke my admin access and retain full security over their site.
Today I will walk us through the steps on how to grant your designer (or developer) admin access to your site without revealing your personal login on both the Blogger platform and the WordPress.org platform.
In your Blogger dashboard, go to Settings > Basic > Permissions.
Click on the +Add authors link. Enter your designer’s e-mail address into the field and click on the orange Invite authors button.
For illustration purposes, let’s just make believe that I’m not already an author on my site :)
Your designer will receive an e-mail invitation to become an author on your site. Once they do, they will appear on Blogger as “Author” to let you know that they’ve accepted.
Go back to this same screen and update the role from Author to Admin using the dropdown menu.
That’s all there is to it!
In your WordPress.org site, go to Users > Add New
Fill out all the required fields with your designer or developer’s information.
Make sure you check the “Send Password?” box to ensure your designer receives this information. Remember, you will be deleting this account after your designer is done with the changes you’ve hired her to do.
A word on passwords: please never use passwords as predictable as password1234 or any variation of this combination as there are people out there counting on this as a possible way to hack your site!
Do you have questions on other designer-related topics? Let me know in the comments below!