When you are running a WordPress website, you may want to 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.  You can enable user registration in WordPress to allow users to add posts, or comment, or perform other actions on your website.

In case you didn’t know, there’s one really basic feature in WordPress, and it has been there since forever. It comes with built-in functionality to manage user registrations. By default, it is turned off but you can easily turn it on.

  1. Roll your mouse over the Settings link in the navigation menu, then click General.
  2. Scroll down to the ‘Membership’ section and check the box next to ‘Anyone can register’ option.
  3. 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.
  4. Click the Save Changes button. You will then see a message stating Settings saved.

Once you set your blog to accept new users, your standard login page will display new link inviting people to register:


Now, this is all fine and users can register on your website. We hope this article helped you learn how to allow user registration on your WordPress site.