How to create a temporary admin login

I take security and privacy seriously, so I’ve made it a point to avoid sharing passwords whenever possible. I’ve chosen to use the Temporary Login Without Password plugin because it’s easy and and more secure than sharing login information. With this plugin, you can create a temporary link that lets me access your WordPress admin without the need for a username or password.

Install the plugin

In your WordPress admin area, go to Plugins → Add New. Search for Temporary Login Without Password and click the Install Now button.

Install Temporary Login Without Password plugin admin screen

Activate the plugin

After installing, click the Activate button.

Temporary Login Without Password plugin

Go to Temporary Logins

You should be automatically directed to the Temporary Logins page after you activate the plugin. If you aren’t, you can navigate to Users → Temporary Logins.

Create a temporary login

Click the Create New button. Fill out the form that appears. The only required field is Email.

After filling out the form, click the Submit button.

If you are creating this login for Studio Gem support, please use the following info:

Role: Administrator
Expiry: Three days

(Three days is a good number for most support cases, but may vary depending on your request.)

Copy the temporary login link

After submitting the form, copy the temporary login link by clicking on the clipboard icon. Paste this link into an email or message to the person you want to have access to your site.

If you are creating this link for Studio Gem support, please paste it into an Etsy message or email to

How to update a temporary login link

Navigation to Users → Temporary Logins and click the pencil icon beside the temporary link you want to edit.

Make your changes to the form, then click the Submit button.