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  1. rayne
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'd like the ability to change a user's login name.

  2. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Not only that, but I'd like to be able to create users in the first place. As it is, they would be the ones to start the process. I'd like to be able to set them upmyself, then let them know after the fact what their user names & passwords are.
    I suppose I could go through the reg process for them, but that's kind of awkward, having to register, the log out, register, log out, etc....
    TG

  3. joeedmon
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I do this by accessing the MySQL DB directly. I am able to create users and change values directly in the DB (also edit posts and other stuff). The ability to access the DB is dependent upon your web host. Some hosts have phpMyAdmin installed already. Others will require you to install a SQL front end yourself. MySQL offers MySQL Control Center for free. I'm currently using MySQL-Front, which I like. The users table is called wp_users.

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Joe,
    DOH! I was thinking about this very subject today. I was hunting around trying to find the spot where I could edit all of the user accounts. I found the preview and everything (oh, I have only two accounts...me and myself... :) ) but nowhere could I find the "edit user" button! LOL!
    Never once did I think "oh, hey, just go to the DB itself and edit the tables there."
    DOH! Newbies, eh? Well, some day I won't be one, and I can pass along my experiences to a new batch of newbies in the future. ROFL.
    Thanks for posting a solution and for the links!
    Craig.

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