In this tutorial, we will explore how to display WordPress admin accounts on your dashboard. This approach presented by Web Squadron is not only efficient but also adds an extra layer of security to your WordPress site. By having a quick overview of all admin accounts, you can easily spot any unusual activity, such as an unexpected increase in the number of admin accounts, which could indicate a security breach.
We will make use of a free plugin called Code Snippets. This plugin allows you to add, manage, and execute custom code snippets on your WordPress site without having to edit your theme files or worry about losing your changes when updating your theme.
Steps to Display WordPress Admin Accounts on your Dashboard
1. Install the Code Snippets Plugin
Navigate to your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New, and search for “Code Snippets”. Install and activate the plugin.
2. Add a New Snippet
Once the plugin is activated, go to Snippets > Add New. Give your new snippet a title.
3. Copy and Paste the Code
Click on the link provided in the video description to access the code snippet. Copy this code and paste it into the code box in your new snippet.
4. Save and Activate the Snippet
After pasting the code, click on “Save Changes” and then “Activate”.
5. Check Your Dashboard
Now, when you go to your WordPress dashboard, you will see a list of all admin accounts, including their names, email addresses, and registration dates.
The Benefits of Displaying Admin Accounts on Your Dashboard
Having a clear overview of all admin accounts directly on your dashboard can greatly enhance your WordPress site’s security. It allows you to quickly spot any unusual activity, such as an unexpected increase in the number of admin accounts. This could be an indication of a security breach, and by spotting it early, you can take immediate action to secure your site.
Moreover, this method can also improve team management, especially for larger teams or multi-author blogs. By having a clear overview of all admin accounts, you can easily keep track of who has admin access and when they were granted this access.
Additional Tips for Using Code Snippets
While the Code Snippets plugin is straightforward to use, here are a few additional tips to ensure you get the most out of it:
- Always give your snippets a clear, descriptive title. This will make it easier to manage your snippets and find the one you need later on.
- Before activating a new snippet, always save your changes. This will ensure that your code is saved even if you encounter any issues when activating the snippet.
- If you ever encounter any issues after activating a snippet, you can easily deactivate it or roll back to a previous version. This is one of the key benefits of using the Code Snippets plugin.
Common Issues and Solutions
- The Code Snippets plugin is not appearing in the WordPress dashboard after installation
Try deactivating and reactivating the plugin. If this doesn’t work, uninstall the plugin and reinstall it.
- The admin accounts are not displaying on the dashboard after activating the snippet
Make sure you have copied and pasted the code correctly. If the issue persists, try deactivating and reactivating the snippet.
- An error message appears when trying to activate a snippet
This could be due to a syntax error in your code. Check your code for any errors and correct them before trying to activate the snippet again.