I’d like someone to evaluate our wordpress site and tell me what I’m doing well, what needs to be fixed, and how we can improve. Can I pay someone to do this without giving them inside access to our dashboard? I’m just concerned for security purposes. Thanks
You could but you wouldn’t get the most comprehensive audit. Speed tests, on-site seo stuff and general content/structure advice mainly. Anything more indepth would need backend access. If you do need to give someone access you can create a temporary account for them using this [https://wordpress.org/plugins/temporary-login-without-password/](https://wordpress.org/plugins/temporary-login-without-password/). Grant them the access they need and set a time when the access should expire.
Just make a login for them. Install something like Simple History to audit what they do. When their done, change their password and email address so you don’t lose the audit log.
You don’t need access, unless it has a user dashboard, to analyse a website. For public sites, SEO and technical issues can be reviewed by anyone. Hire anyone for your audit. They won’t ask for anything other than the website URL.