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[resolved] Changing admin username. (6 posts)

  1. cartpauj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have a question. I know how to change the admin username through phpMyAdmin but my question is, I have thousands of posts/comments all by this user what will happen if I change the username???

  2. vtxyzzy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    BACK UP YOUR DATABASE FIRST!

    You might want to use this plugin (be sure to read the comment about author).

    Or see this link.

  3. cartpauj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So, if it's a supposed security risk to have the main user titled admin, then why doesn't wordpress give users an option to change the admin username during install?

  4. vtxyzzy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    They want you to have to work for it? LOL!

  5. dleonte
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    vtxyzzy,
    (be sure to read the comment about author)
    I can't find any comment about the author of this plugin. I am reluctant to download the plugin based on you "warning". Can you clarify, or tell me where to find the comment?

    Thanks.

  6. steveb123
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The easiest way to get rid of admin within wp is to try the following

    Logged in as admin, create a new user with admin rights. Then log out
    Log in as the new user and delete admin

    Simplicity

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